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Is there any way to tell which program wrote out a specific file or if not is there any monitoring program i can run to find out?

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I run a program called sandboxie which cleans up all the cookies when i run chrome. I only run chrome (never IE or Firefox). Somehow tracking cookies are still getting on my machine (doubleclick) and i want to see what program is writing them out.

Found this program: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/track-real-time-file-changes-in-directories-with-track-folder-changes/

But its not going to help because it doesn't tell you which program wrote the file.

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Yes, you can use Windows Auditing to monitor file and folder access.

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Try Process Monitor, a sysinternals tool.

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I don't think that is going to work. I have used process monitor many times but either i would have to keep it running for days (never tried that before) or i would have to look at it right when the file is written out. –  user9611 Feb 26 '12 at 5:39

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