Windows

10 Sysinternals tools you shouldn't be without

# 8 MoveFile

What MoveFile does is provide an API that marks files for move/rename/delete at the next restart of the Windows system. Doing this allows the file to be acted on before it is referenced by the system.

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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.

6 comments
AlexNet0
AlexNet0

On the Process Explorer section. "The utility has two panes of information, the top pane *shoes*" (shows) "currently active processes on your system and includes information about the name"

gpachello
gpachello

Very usefull tool for remote command execution. It allows @file where you can put a list of machines to excute the same command on all machines. Regards. G.D.P.

Craig_B
Craig_B

I think all the Sysinternals tools are great and I have a little batch file to keep my local copy up to date. rem Copy New sysinternals tools net use t: \\live.sysinternals.com\tools robocopy t:\ c:\Utils /e /r:2 /w:5 /np /xo net use t: /delete

ehula
ehula

I recognize SysInternals from Process Explorer, but didn't know about ZoomIt. That is a neat little program. I plan on using it tomorrow for a presentation on a new process.

hrosita
hrosita

I have a stubborn file that will not delete while the system is running. I love your solution of Movefile.

iShango
iShango

Thanks for that. I like small simple amd smart. This is all three.