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Verifying whether  the file is opened before deleting

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I have a situation in which I am deleting a file using Kill(Path), but before deleting the file I need to check whether the file is opened by user through another application so that I can prompt the user that the file is in use before deleting. How can I achieve it.

Briefly how can I check whether the file is opened by some other application. File may be of any extension like .xls, .doc, .txt.
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Sorry for the delayed response. I don't want to open the file, I just want to delete the file and before that I need to verify if the file is being used by some other application so that I an propmt the user to close the file before deleting.

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This is the only solution. To know if the file is open, you need to access it. There is nowhere a property set telling that the file is currently openend.
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