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How to access file which is opened with exclusive access by another process RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want my process get access to a file which is opened in exclusive mode by another process.

    Suppose a process A opens a file in exclusive mode and does some other task without releasing the file handle. Another process B wants to read this file for which it tries to get file handle using CreateFile() function.
    In process B, CreateFile() fails as process A has locked file in exclusive mode.

    I know that the Object Manager maintains a check to see that file is opened in compatible modes.
    I want to know that is there any way using which we can access the file ??-- by bypassing checks by Object Manager or some other way.

    If anyone has information about it please reply.

    Thanks.
    Monday, March 9, 2009 8:44 AM