Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finding the process locking files or folders on Windows 2008 Server.

If you ever need to find what process has a file/folder locked in a 64-bit Windows 2008 Server machine, check out Handle. I usually use WhoLockMe, but it didn't work on my 64-bit machine running Windows 2008 Server.

Unzip handle.exe on your machine and issue "handle c:\myFolderName". It will list out the process ids that have the file or folder locked.

Sysinternals has a ton of other tools that I've found very helpful in administering servers.

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