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How to see what dlls an application is using?

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How can I see what dlls and registry entries an application is using?
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by:DavidBirch2dotCom
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I have recently decovered Process Explorer from sysinternals

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

It shows each applicatoin running and the dll's that that app is using

David
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by:mrwad99
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Yeah that is a good answer from David, or if you have Visual Studio you could just use Dependency Walker.
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JugglerW earned 250 total points
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You do not need Visual Studio for dependency walker:

http://www.dependencywalker.com/

Its free. In my opinion this is the best utiltiy to look at the dependencies of EXEs and DLLs.
You get all imports / exports and if DLLs a missing etc. WITHOUT even starting your app!
It works with all Windows versions including Windows CE.
DW is in my toolbox since years and I don't want to miss it.
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by:JugglerW
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And to check for registry entries an app use you may use RegMon:

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml

Its also free.
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by:adg080898
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Dependency walker is very good, but it won't "see" libraries loaded with LoadLibrary. Try TaskInfo2000 (http://www.iarsn.com/). It shows all DLL's along with extensive details such as all open files, handles, memory consumption, fault counts, threads, etc. etc. etc.
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