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Is the file in use?

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This is probably not only difficult but impossible.

Does anyone have a method to find out if an au3 file is currently in use by any application? In other words is it open in Scite or notepad or in use by autoit.exe?

The same principles should apply to any file type but let's stay with au3 files for now.


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This is probably not only difficult but impossible.

Does anyone have a method to find out if an au3 file is currently in use by any application? In other words is it open in Scite or notepad or in use by autoit.exe?

The same principles should apply to any file type but let's stay with au3 files for now.

It might be a bit extreme but you could try Filemove. if it fails then the file is probably being used, if it succeeds then it isn't and FileMove it back.


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It might be a bit extreme but you could try Filemove. if it fails then the file is probably being used, if it succeeds then it isn't and FileMove it back.

Not only extreme but it won't do what I need anyway. I'm thinking of adding time billing to Project Express and I wanted it to just log the total time that any of the files associated to the project are open as opposed to the user having to start a timer and then stop it again before closing the project or switching to another one.

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you could try Filemove

Yes, this is one way to check, but i am curious to - how actualy can i "know" what process is "holding" the file?

 

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