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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by wild one, Jul 10, 2006.

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  1. wild one

    wild one Thread Starter

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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?

    please send reply to [email protected]
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

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    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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