Windows Process Explorer…

I’m not a big time user of Windows servers, so I often find myself having to rediscover things when I’m forced back on to that platform. An example of this came up today when a colleague of mine was trying to find out which process was locking a particular file on a Windows server.

While Googling for the Windows equivalent of “fuser” I came across the Process Explorer utility from Microsoft. Having found it I remembered that I used a previous version of it for much the same purpose some years ago. A couple of clicks on the menu, “Find > Find Handle or DLL…”, and Bob’s your uncle!

It’s worth a gander if your using Windows and you don’t already use it.