Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I know in linux it's very usefull the pstree command and something like that is what i'm looking for... but how to make a detailed process list (tree) on windows terminal?

share|improve this question
have you tried with top or ps auxf maybe it's not what you're looking for, but combined with pstree you should get the information, if it's worth it to you, please let me know to make this an answer!! – poz2k4444 Jan 24 '13 at 18:31
oh, sorry I just read you're on windows...there is an app called process monitor that should do the trick... – poz2k4444 Jan 24 '13 at 18:33
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You could use a program called Process Monitor. This program allows you to do what you want...

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.

It also provides exactly what you want...

Process tree tool shows relationship of all processes referenced in a trace

Hope it helps!!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.