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Trace open files on a shared network

This tip can help you figure out who on your network has a shared file open.

If you need to figure out who on your network has a shared file open, type the following command at the prompt and press Enter. You can also use it to close the open files in a shared folder or to disconnect the user currently viewing them. For details, type openfiles /disconnect /? at the command prompt.

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