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Who is using a file on the network

I want to know, say by selecting a file from a cmdlg, to display a window showing what users have a particualar file open.  I think there might be an API available.

I want this to work on a NT/Windows network.

many thanks
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montehCommented:
You can use the NetFileGetInfo function but it is tricky.

There are limitations. That is, it will only work for NT machines, and only if the file was opened using the shared resource. If the file was opened via "c:\program files\my program\readme.txt" then it won't work.
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celoAuthor Commented:
Will if work on machines running win95 accessing files on the network, if so an you supply an example
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montehCommented:
Actually, the function is NetFileEnum, and yes it will work for NT and Win9X but you need to handle the differences.

The MSDN documents the NT version but not the Win9X version. You need to review the header file for the Win9X version (see svrapi.h). The Win9X version is exported in SVRAPI.DLL  while the NT version is exported in NETAPI32.DLL.

There's a sample of the NetFileEnum function (NT version only) on my website (see the Grab Bag page).

http://KillerVB.Com


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