Find out what file are is use within a folder

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I am trying to delete a specific application folder on my C: and I get the message that the folder cannot be deleted as there is a file in use, I have stopped all associates services and processes relating to this application but I still cannot delete the folder unless I log out of windows and back into windows...

Is there a way to check what files inside of a folder are in use? any 3rd party software that does this?

Question by:frsupport
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    You can try this software.
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    Start windows with Safe mode and try to delete it.

    Author Comment

    ""sravi2208:Start windows with Safe mode and try to delete it. ""

    I actually want to know what exact files are is use, thats my problem

    as I said I can log out of windows and back on a delete the folder

    I ned to know what files are in use when I launch the application and then try to delete it

    i'm taking a  look at the above softwares now

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    Accepted Solution

    You can download process explorer or handle

    I would recommend handle..very simple dos app from ms.


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    Handle is exactly what I needed!!

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