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Find out locked files on Shared Folders (Windows 2008)

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Hi experts,


Is there anyway to find out which user has a specific file locked on a shared folder?  After locating the user, can an administrator free the locked file?  (eg. microsoft word, excel...etc)

thanks very much.

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Administrative Tools->Sharing and Storage Management. On the right side, click on Open Files. A new window opens showing any files open remotely. You can close single files or all through the window.
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or ise in command-line

openfiles.exe

and review output :)

Regards,
Krzysztof
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by:wingkchan
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Thanks connectex & iSiek for your quick response.  I could locate the user that locked the file with "Sharing and Storage Management".  But running openfiles.exe requires administrator account, which I don't process.  But good to know that there is this command.  thank you!
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