OpenedFilesView – View Opened/Locked Files

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more…
Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files.

OpenedFilesView - View Opened/Locked Files
OpenedFilesView – View Opened/Locked Files

This utility is especially useful if you try to delete/move/open a file and you get one of the following error messages:

  • Cannot delete [filename]: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
  • Cannot delete [filename]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

When you get one of these error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process lock your file. Closing the right process will solve this problem. optionally, you can also release the file by closing the handle from OpenedFilesView utility. However, be aware that after closing a file in this way, the program that opened the file may become unstable, and even crash.

Some other options available are:

  • Show Opened Directories: By default, OpenedFilesView only display the opened files. If you also want to view the opened Directories (folders), select this option.
  • Show Network Files: By default, OpenedFilesView only display the opened files on your local drives. If you also want to view the opened files on remote network drives, select this option.
  • Sort On Refresh: If this option is selected, new opened files (after refresh) are added to the right position according to the current column sort. If this option is not selected, new opened files are added to the end of the opened files list.

The program works properly on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003/2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. On 64-bit systems, you have to use the 64-bit version of OpenedFilesView. Older versions of Windows (NT/9x/ME) are not supported. Also, you must have administrative privilege in order to run this utility.

You can read more and download this tool over here:

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