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    What is the best and simplest way to detect the process currently opening a given file?



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    for a manual process, I use Process Explorer.

    To do it automated with PowerShell, um um need someone smarter than me.

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    You could use handle.exe

    with PowerShell, something like below.

    # Say I've opened a file named test.log
    Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Process -Filter "CommandLine like '%test.log%'"
    # This filter is actually applied on CommandLine property of below output
    Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Process | Select-Object -First 1 | Format-List *

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