think that the Sysinternals Tools have some program to show what programs hold a filehandle to a file,
Yes. it is called handle.exe:
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Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
usage: handle [[-a [-l]] [-u] | [-c <handle> [-y]] | [-s]] [-p <proces
-a Dump all handle information.
-l Just show pagefile-backed section handles.
-c Closes the specified handle (interpreted as a hexadecimal nu
You must specify the process by its PID.
WARNING: Closing handles can cause application or system ins
-y Don't prompt for close handle confirmation.
-s Print count of each type of handle open.
-u Show the owning user name when searching for handles.
-p Dump handles belonging to process (partial name accepted).
name Search for handles to objects with <name> (fragment accepted
No arguments will dump all file references.
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