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I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is using a file, but as we know in a single svchost.exe process there can be quite a few services residing. Does anyone have any tips on getting to such information?

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You should give Processor-Explorer a try.

It's an extremely useful tool.

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Thanks for the suggestion! I think I'm missing something, because I can see which windows service is using the disk. – adragomanov Oct 2 '13 at 6:51

Apparently the only way is to use the built-in Resource Monitor (Win 7 and up), checking the CPU using services and hope the one that's using the HDD is also consuming some CPU and gives itself away :P

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