How To Use Process Explorer?

How do you open Process Explorer?

Open Process Explorer, select a process, and hit Ctrl+H.

That changes the lower pane to “Handle View.” This will show you every file, folder, subprocess and thread that the process has open.

If you suspect you know what process is locking your file and want to confirm, this is where you do it.

How do I use Microsoft Process Explorer?

Windows 10 – Sysinternals Process Explorer Tool Usage –

What does Process Explorer do?

Process Explorer is a freeware task manager and system monitor for Microsoft Windows created by SysInternals, which has been acquired by Microsoft and re-branded as Windows Sysinternals. For example, it provides a means to list or search for named resources that are held by a process or all processes.

How do I install Process Explorer?

How to Download Install and Use Process Explorer Tool to Remove

Where is Process Explorer located?

Process Explorer. EXE is located in a subfolder of “C:\Program Files”.

How do I get rid of Sysinternals Process Explorer?

When you find the program Process Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:

  • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
  • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).

What do the colors mean in Process Explorer?

Color coding

The color red means that the process is exiting (being stopped). The color green means the process was freshly spawned (just loaded). The light blue processes are those run by the same account that started Process Explorer. The dark blue indicates that the process is selected (by clicking or otherwise).

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How do you tell what program is using a file?

How to find out which handle or DLL is using a file

  1. Open Process Explorer, running as administrator.
  2. Enter the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F.
  3. A search dialog box will open.
  4. Type in the name of the locked file or other file of interest.
  5. Click the button “Search”,
  6. A list will be generated.

How do I open Process Explorer in Windows 10?

Although Process Manager is a third-party tool, you can set it as your default task manager. Yes, you heard right: Process Explorer can completely replace your built-in Task Manager. You can start it with Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Shift + Escape, just the same way as native Task Manager before.