How do I find out all the processes and programs that open this file

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  1. Erez

    Erez

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    Hello Windows Seven Forums

    Sometimes when I am trying to rename or move some file or folder, I get this message:

    Title: "File/Folder In Use"

    And Message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program"

    What program? What it is? Who it is? What it's name?, i.e. it's window title, if it has or process name? What it's process id? I want to get more information and details about the "another program" that opens this file/folder, so I will know how to terminate it, because it's really important for me to rename and move some folders and files right now. Is there an application that can give me this information I am seeking?

    Thanks in advance and Best regards
     
    Erez, Mar 2, 2017
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    I have ever met this problem before. Such as I want to rename a video file while I'm watching it on a video player. Then the computer will say that "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program" just as you show in your question. So I just close the video player and then I can rename the video file. But sometimes I don't know which program is taking up the file I want to rename, I just close all programs. I know this is fool, but I have no idea. Hope someone could help us.:)Thanks a lot.
     
    ChromeKitty, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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