How to Find what is Holding files or Folders on windows

Sometime you need to some operation on file or folders like rename , delete , move ect … you can get an error “file is use” :

Nice trick is to open “Resource monitor” ->  execute from run : resmon.exe  (or right click on task bar -> Task manager -> Preformance TAB -> “Open Resource Monitor” at the botton )

On the “Associated Handles” there is a search windows, enter the name of the file or folder and click search, you will get the PID of the handler which holding the file or folder



Good Luck


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