All files in Directory open Windows Server 2003

Lawrence Slosberg 1 Reputation point
2022-11-10T15:17:55.243+00:00

I know this is now an archaic operating systems, but it's what we have...
Occassionally I see a single user having all files in a particular directory showing as open in Computer Management even though the files are not actually open on the computer.

Some testing indicates this might have something to do with File Explorer searches, but I'm not entire sure.

My question is, is there something to configure to stop these massive open files?

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-10T15:21:22.903+00:00

    What problem does this cause?

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  2. Lawrence Slosberg 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-10T15:58:23.157+00:00

    Others users or even the same user wanting to open one of these files are shown that the file is already open. They can either open read only or wait for the other (or even their own computer) releases the file. But they don't even have the application or even the file open, therefore cannot release it.

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  3. Anonymous
    2022-11-10T17:14:40.257+00:00

    I've seen where some AV can cause this to happen. ProcMon may also help you to understand the process holding the lock.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon

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