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monitoring a file

I have create a windows service that monitor all the files that are created in a specific directory when a new file is creted I call an application api that will load the new file, the problem that ,I,m having is that is the file.still open by other application i will not  be able to upload the file to my api, Im looking a way to get to know when a file ia not more used by any other app so i can call my api
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
Just add the file to a queue and periodically attempt to process the file(s) from a Timer.  You can attempt to open the file in "exclusive" mode (FileShare.None) and catch the exception:


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