strace Alternatives for Windows

    strace is not available for Windows but there are a few alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Process Monitor, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to strace and four of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to strace are API Monitor (Free), Sysdig (Free, Open Source) and JTracer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
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    2. API Monitor is a Windows program that lets you monitor and control API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how applications and services work or for tracking down problems that you have in your own applications.


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    3. Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce. With a little Lua cherry on top.
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      C++ exception (and generic) stack trace debug suite.
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