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Tracking what processes are writing to disk

Posted on 2014-04-30
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I have installed SSD hard drive which I am using for my OS and also Programs etc.  However my data is on another drive.

Is there any way to see which processes are accessing my Data drive - and what files are they accessing.  For example when I launch chrome I am hearing my old drive been accessed but no reason why?  Nothing in the settings are pointing to the old drive - it should be purely on the SSD?

Thoughts? (I have Windows 7)

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Question by:amacfarl
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EvilKnievel earned 500 total points
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Hi,
try process monitor from sysinternals (microsoft)
It will tell you exactly which process is doing what on your system :)
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896645
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by:Gerald Connolly
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The resource Monitor in Win7 upwards can tell you what process is writing to the disks

Fire up Task manager and select resource monitor off the perf tab
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by:amacfarl
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This is a superb thing that I wish I had know about years ago.
Thanks
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