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Directory Usage Question

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I'm wondering if there is a function that will review a directory and give (more or less) a Yes/No response to whether that directory is currently in use by the user (i.e. they are running a program off the directory, or have a file open from the directory, etc.)?

Or is this a function I would have to script out manually?

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HI,

yes I think so, but for what reason?

So long,

Mega


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yes I think so, but for what reason?

I'm in a retail organization supporting the merchandise planning system. Because we have multiple companies under the parent, we have multiple planning environments. There is a need among the users to be able to switch easily and effortlessly between these environments.

However, when using the evironments, they must be mapped to a specific drive letter (M:\ in this case). I have written the script that allows them to switch back and forth between environments.

But before they actually make the choice, I want to be able to scan there local machine and determine if they are using any files or programs on the drive first. If they are using somethng, I want to prompt them with a warning indicating that they are about to switch drives and anything they are currently doing on that drive will be lost in the switchover.

Where I'm stuck is whether I can have the script they execute read their system and determine if that drive is already in use.

Does this make sense?

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Mega-

Any further thoughts on this one?

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Mega-

Any further thoughts on this one?

Thanks

sysinternals.com Tools: Handle, PsFile and Process Explorer. They all show open file handles for various situations.

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Mega-

Any further thoughts on this one?

Thanks

If this is a controlled environment (you know what the users are likely to be doing) you can check to see if the programs are still open with the WinActivate and WinWaitActive sort of commands. If these are artists, you can thereby force them to close out Photoshop for instance.

If the program is really huge though they wont be happy being forced to close and reopen it though.

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AutoIt may be a bit to simple of a language for what you're planning. You might want to consider a different language.


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