Tool for checking which process blocks a certain file

Not necessary within programming, but sometimes you encounter a situation where a file is blocked and you can’t think of which program is actually locking this file. I used to use LockHunter, but the main drawback of this tool is that you have to install it. If you have a situation where you don’t want to install a tool like this, you can use Handle which is part of the Microsoft SysInternals. You can find it over here:

When you run it in a command prompt, you get an overview of all processes which are running on your computer and an overview of which files it is blocking at the moment.

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