10 Sysinternals tools you shouldn't be without

# 9 PSFile

The PStools set of utilities are definitely popular and extremely useful, but one that I recently discovered is PSFile. This utility shows files on a system that are open by remote systems by default, but can be passed parameters to return information about remote systems as well. This tool is a good way to check for open files on file servers when users might report read only issues or have problems getting files open properly.


Derek Schauland has been tinkering with Windows systems since 1997. He has supported Windows NT 4, worked phone support for an ISP, and is currently the IT Manager for a manufacturing company in Wisconsin.

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