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INUSE


Description | Syntax | Parameters | Switches | Related | Notes | Examples | Errorlevels | Availability

Replaces locked operating system files. The specified files are not replaced until you restart the operating system.


Syntax

INUSE /?

INUSE source destination [/y]


Parameters
destination (NT2003)
Specifies the currently locked file that you want to replace on the local drive. Include the complete physical path name.
source (NT2003)
Specifies the updated file name. Include the complete physical or UNC name.

Switches
/? (NT2003)
Display help.
/y (NT2003)
Suppresses the confirmation prompt that appears when replacing the file.

Related

none.


Notes

You must be a member of the Administrators group to use this tool.

Primarily used to replace locked operating system files. After you run, the specified file is not replaced until you restart the operating system. During restart, the operating system moves the file immediately after it runs AUTOCHK, but before it creates any paging files. This tool is useful for troubleshooting purposes, where you might need to replace an individual file on your computer instead of an entire set of files.


Examples

none.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
none
Windows
none
Windows NT
NT2003