Current Version 0.15.23
Author Microsoft
Rating
4.5/5
Price Free
Downloads Count 853,925
License Type Free
Date Added Oct 31, 2012
Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Description

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Note: This link takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.


Pros

  • Portable
  • Free
  • Amazingly comprehensive

Cons

  • Not heavily documented
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