Help ID Open File(s)

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    The latest 'Shadow Defender' version 1.1.275 includes the following 'warning' message:

    "Some files on this volume(s) are in use, it is recommended to close any used files on the volume to be protected."

    OS = XPhome SP3, C:\ & D:\

    The warning message only happens when "D:\" is included for Shadow Mode. How can I identify the process or file, that Shadow Defender thinks is in use?

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  2. Rico

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    An obvious choice would have been 'Process Explorer', however the non GUI version "Handle" is the tool of choice for ID'ing open files or open handles.

    See: Here

    Take Care
    Rico
     
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    Hey Rico.

    If you like it better this way, Nir Sofer's OpenedFilesView will do this through GUI. Check out his tools, he's pretty much rivaling Mark.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Rico

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    Hi Nick,

    That would have been nice to have on or about the date of the OP. Handle runs from the 'command prompt' & is difficult to see. I posted this as now I'm done or don't need it. Thought I'd share with the community, my find.

    Take Care
    Rico
     
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    Rico buddy,

    I am so sorry, I wasn't paying attention to the date of the OP...
    But I don't think my post was in vain - there is not enough recommendations on excellent NirSoft tools here anyway.

    Cheerso,
     
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    Yes all those little standalone utilities make a great portable toolbox. And he keeps him busy updating them too, so it is a good idea to keep visiting his panel regularly.
     
  7. Rico

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    Hi Guys,

    No Problem, this was a good learning experience.

    Little background:

    When I originally installed Shadow Defender, I decided to move "My Desktop" & "My Documents" to d drive, leaving c as system. Turns out chkdsk d: + SD, (the ones i know about) complained of open files, on d. Some programs located on c used MY Documents for data storage, with the data on d. Stuff was complaining about open handles. So i ID'd the open ones with Handle & moved some of My Documents back to c.

    Take Care
    Rico
     
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