Find out users currently acessing folders

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Hi we have a Windows 2003 server. There are some folders I was going to delete. We've backed everything up just in case. I noticed when I went to delete one of them, it said it had 2 files being accessed by 5 users. How do I find out what file and users are involved?


Question by:dpriebe
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    Expert Comment

    Log into that server.
    Open the Computer Management console
    Open the System Tools folder.
    Open the Open Files folder.
    See which folders and files are in use.

    Author Comment


    I followed those directions, but there is no "Open files" folder
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    Expert Comment

    My mis-type....
    Open the System Tools folder.
    Open the Shared Folders folder
    Open the Open Files folder.

    The right pane should have the files in use.
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    Accepted Solution

    This can also be done from command line:
    Click Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe  [Press Enter]
    OpenFiles [Press Enter]

    Another way is check through 'FileMon'
    FileMon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time.

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