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Not sure where to go with this one so here goes...

using the MMC Computer Management snapin on our Server 2016 box, the open files is displaying a way excessive amount of actual files that are open.  Discovered this when I went to rename a folder that I had closed and it would not let me stating the file was open in another process.  I checked the open files in the afore mentioned snapin and it is displaying thousands of files / folders and claming them to be open.  This would be ok if there were 1 or 2 hundred users here but there are only 10 of us.  I read read about setting a polciy to disable thumbnail caching and so I did that but doesn't seem to be correcting the issue.  Any ideas?
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Does it list the files? If not, maybe the tasklist command will tell you something. If there are that many files opened try  tasklist | more
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Does it list the files? If not, maybe the tasklist command will tell you something. If there are that many files opened try  tasklist | more


A lot of what is showing are just path names to the folders where the files are located but others show file names as well.  Some of the files I know have been closed, several hours ago and still cannot rename or delete them unless I physically find them in the list and close them  4 screens of tasklist | more
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We had some fighting with the inbuild Windows defender, ignoring group policy settings and ignoring directory exclusions. On a S2D hyper-v server! which offcourse drained all our performance. But don't let me rant too much.. ;-)

so check if your windows defender is perhaps causing this and try psfile, process explorer and procmon:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/file-and-disk-utilities

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so check if your windows defender is perhaps causing this and try psfile, process explorer and procmon:


Thanks for the suggestion Dennis.  I spent a bit of time reviewing between the three and it pretty much list the same thing as what I'm seeing in the open file listing.  Files that have been closed for a while still remain open and I have to physically close them from the server console. 
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I found a 3rd party app that might help.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html
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