How to check what process is your holding external device

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Here's a short tutorial explaining how to use Wininternals (Sysinternals) ProcessExplorer to determine what processes are holding open file handles to external devices that cannot be ejected because they are in use, plus some general tips.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-in-use.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. BrandiCandi

    BrandiCandi Guest

    Very cool. I love geeky solutions.

    I was also unaware of lsof, only knew about top. Good info, thanks.
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Thanks once again Mrk.

    Pete
     
  4. prius04

    prius04 Registered Member

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    Thanks, Mrk! I just sent a PM to LowWaterMark recommending that this thread be included in the list of "more useful threads" in this forum section. :)
     
  5. J_L

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    Great article about unlocking objects using a process manager.
     
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