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wild one

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is there anyway to trace all files connected to one file?
like finding out which dll, tmp, or sys files belong to that annoying little exe file?

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JohnWill

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Well, we don't normally email responses, since a majority of the value of this site is others seeing the problems and solutions. In addition, it's pretty difficult to do what you say, especially with no information.
 
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wild one said:
is there anyway to trace all files connected to one file?
like finding out which dll, tmp, or sys files belong to that annoying little exe file?
please send reply to [email protected]
Hi wild one,

Welcome to TSG!

You can download (freeware) Process Explorer from http://www.sysinternals.com and install and run it.

It not only is better at what Task Manager does in Windows by showing a hierarchical process tree (light pink for system processes and light blue for user application processes), but has a facility to display related dlls and open file handles related to the highlighted process.

-- Tom
 

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I suspect none of these utilities will track down a link to files like .TMP files being created by the application. :)

I do like Dependency Walker, looks like it could be a useful addition to the toolbox.
 
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