Find open files with What's Keeping Me?

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You know the drill. You're trying to empty the Trash and your system won't let you. You want to eject a remote volume, but it's a no-go. Clearly there's still something happening here—a file's open, an application is running—but it's not always clear exactly what the problem is. Can't you just make it go away?

With What's Keeping Me?, you can do just that. Easy to use, you just type in the name of the problem file, press the button, and let this tool find out what's really getting in the way. Once it's figured out what's going on, you have the option of quitting the offending app, relaunching it, or just killing it outright. With that out of the way, you can then complete your intended task.

What's Keeping Me is a Mac application. It's a Universal Binary, so it'll run on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. It requires OS X 10.4 or better. It's also put out there as "donation ware", so if you like it and use it, you may want to send them a couple bucks to help out.

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One Response to “Find open files with What's Keeping Me?”

  1. “Unlocker” by Cedrick Collomb is the venerable Windows tool for this job.

    — Patrick B.

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