Procmon is a system monitoring tool that’s very important for troubleshooting.
However, some users have reported that the Procmon CreateFile Name Not Found error prevents them from running Procmon.
In this article, we show you how you can troubleshoot this annoying error.
- Procmon is a command-line tool that can help you find active processes on your system.
- You can use the Procmon createfile name not find issue to fix that.
- To install Procmon, start by downloading it from the official Microsoft website.
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Check if the file exists
- The “file name not found” error could be the result of trying to access a file that does not exist.
- Open File Explorer and check if the file exists.
- If the file exists, then you need to look for a permission issue:
- Right-click the file and choose Properties.
- Go to the Security tab and check if there is any “Read-only” or “Deny” option.
- Remove it and check if the error is resolved.
- Use another application
Try accessing the same file with another application.
- If the error is resolved, then it could be an issue with the specific file or the application you are using.
Check if the sysmon service is running
- To open Services, enter Services in the Windows Search bar, and click on the relevant search result.
- Locate the Procmon service, double-click it, and adjust the Startup type to Automatic.
Check the event log
- Open Event Viewer in the taskbar.
- Select Windows Logs > Application.
- Right-click on the Application log, and select Search.
- Enter the error keyword and click Search.
- Now, check the Event ID in the Windows Logs > Application > .
Check computer account permissions
- First, click the Start button, type Control Panel in the search box, and select Control Panel from the results.
- Click System and Security to open the window shown directly below.
- Click the Change your account settings option.
- Select the Account tab, and click This PC to open the window directly below.
- Click Manage another account, and then open the Users and Groups applet.
- Select the user account that’s not able to create files, and then click the Properties button.
- Next, click the Sharing tab, and uncheck the Allow files on this computer to be accessed on the network option.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Use another user account
- Right-click the Start button and select Run as Administrator.
- Enter services.msc in the Open box and click OK.
- Double-click the Services option to open the window shown directly below.
- Select the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox if it’s not already selected.
- Press the Stop button to stop the Windows Defender Firewall.