How To: Generate Text File List Of Running Processes In Windows How To: Generate Text File List Of Running Processes In Windows

How To: Generate Text File List Of Running Processes In Windows


This is a handy tweak if you want to take a print copy of running processes in your Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 operating system for any reason. You can use this tweak if your Task Manager is not accessible as well. Generally, we can view the list of running processes with memory usage and PID in the Task Manager where we can also kill any task/process instantly.

In this guide we generate a copy of the running processes with PID and memory usage. This will come in handy when Windows Task Manger is not opening due to virus infections. You can also check the services in this method so that you can get a fair idea about the background activity of your Windows system.


This trick should work on Windows XP as well, though we are not sure about it since we have not rested this on XP. We need to use Command Prompt to make this happen.

Text file of all running processes in Windows 7/8/10

Step 1: Open command prompt with admin rights. That is, type in cmd either in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl + Shift +Enter.

Step 2: Click continue if you get User Account Control (UAC) Prompt.

Step 3: Here, first type the command tasklist and hit enter to see the list of running processes.


Step 4: If you can see the running processes then type another command tasklist>c:\list.txt which gives you the output as list.txt file in “c” drive. Note that you can change the drive letter “c” and also the output file name(list).


Step 5: Type exit and go back to your “C” drive were your copy is available.

You can also Type tasklist/svc>c:\processlist.txt to get services in the output file. Also you can change the location of the output file by giving a valid path and filename.

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Dylan Austin


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