How to determine locked file?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Brett, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Is there a program available for Vista that will determine which program(s)
    is locking a file or using that file? I tried Unlocker but it doesn't
    report correctly. WhoLockedMe doesn't run on Vista.

    Thanks,
    Brett
     
    Brett, Feb 2, 2007
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  2. Process Explorer for Windows v10.21:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx

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    "Brett" <public_at_cygen_dot_com> wrote in message Is there a program available for Vista that will determine which program(s)
    is locking a file or using that file? I tried Unlocker but it doesn't
    report correctly. WhoLockedMe doesn't run on Vista.

    Thanks,
    Brett
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Feb 2, 2007
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  3. Daniel Martín [MVP Windows], Feb 2, 2007
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  4. Alexander Suhovey, Feb 2, 2007
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  5. Tom Porterfield, Feb 2, 2007
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  6. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Brett, Feb 2, 2007
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  7. You do it by setting the correct filters. If you are not experienced with
    that, the Process Explorer tool that the others have recommended is easier
    as you can use its Find function, enter the name of the file, and it will
    return any processes that are currently holding a handle to that file.
     
    Tom Porterfield, Feb 2, 2007
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