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How To Determine Which Program Generated A File?

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK! You are totally correct! Whew, I thought I had hopped from the Blue to the Red Universe for a second.

    Systernals makes Process Explorer, Sysinternals, which is Microsoft, has something LIKE it - THAT's the pogrom that took over, not the Systernals one. Thanks, somehow in my mind the two things merged into a "Tuvox" deal.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    This is the one I use:
    Process Explorer

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  3. #13


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Thanks for the info everyone. But I was thinking more along the lines of real-time file access (write) logging, as it occurs. It seems a bit useless to me to have to try to figure out what program created a file after the fact, I'd rather see it as it happens. I have used Process Explorer in the past, and Sysinternals Suite is a really useful set of tools. But right now I currently use Process Hacker 2 as my default task manager, and Process Lasso for auto-managing the priorities of processes. Used tother they are very efficient and effective, very stable. Anyone know if these 2 apps support the functions outlined above?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    But I was thinking more along the lines of real-time file access (write) logging, as it occurs.
    Then please read the post #3 again.
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