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when not able to delete a folder or file...

when windows says 'some other process is using the file', what tool can we use to find out what process is keeping a hold on the file?

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Ammar GaffarSoftware EngineerCommented:
You can use LockHunter tool, it is free.
Handle is a good tool for doing exactly that.
Pramod UbheCommented:
Handle.exe from sysinternal suite will definitely help but if that file is locked by system process, reboot is the last option you have.
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