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Windows 7: How do I find out all the processes and programs that open this file

02 Mar 2017   #1
Erez need help

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How do I find out all the processes and programs that open this file

Hello Windows Seven Forums

Sometimes when I am trying to rename or move some file or folder, I get this message:

Title: "File/Folder In Use"

And Message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program"

What program? What it is? Who it is? What it's name?, i.e. it's window title, if it has or process name? What it's process id? I want to get more information and details about the "another program" that opens this file/folder, so I will know how to terminate it, because it's really important for me to rename and move some folders and files right now. Is there an application that can give me this information I am seeking?

Thanks in advance and Best regards

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02 Mar 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

That restriction message is usually reserved for MAJOR System files and in some cases AV's.
Basically leave me alone unless you want to corrupt your system.

Would be helpfull if you tell us what files/folder your trying to move.

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02 Mar 2017   #3

Win7 pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erez need help View Post
Is there an application that can give me this information I am seeking?
Process Explorer

process explorer > find > filename > enter
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