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I need to know how can I get the process name (or path to the executable) that is currently using some file. Like I want to know which application uses Dll I want to replace, so I can kill the process...

You'll need to create a system snapshot and walk the processes and modules.
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If you don't need to do it programmatically, you might want to check out Cedrick Collomb's Unlocker.

If you are trying to dink with system DLLs, there is a reason they are protected. If you are sure you know what you are doing though, check out Replacer. (It is a good tool despite the dilapidated webpage.)

Good luck!