Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these 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.
This utility works properly on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista (32-bit only !). Older versions of Windows (NT/9x/ME) are not supported. Also, you must have administrative privilege in order to run this utility.
- OpenedFilesView cannot close files opened by Windows kernel.
How does it work ?
OpenedFilesView uses the NtQuerySystemInformation API to enumerate all handles in the system. After filtering non-file handles, it uses a temporary device driver – NirSoftOpenedFilesDriver.sys for reading the information about each handle from the kernel memory. This device driver is automatically unloaded from the system when you exit from OpenedFilesView utility.
OpenedFilesView doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just run the executable file – OpenedFilesView.exe
The main window of OpenedFilesView display the list of all files currently opened in your system. In order to refresh the list of opened files, press F5, or alternatively, use the Auto Refresh feature (Options -> Auto Refresh -> Every x seconds) in order to automatically refresh the opened files list every 1 – 5 seconds.
Explorer Context Menu
Starting from version 1.10, you can launch OpenedFilesView directly from Windows Explorer, and view only the handles of the file or folder that you want to inspect.
In order to enable this feature, check the ‘Enable Explorer Context Menu’ under the Options menu. After you enable this feature, you can right-click on any file or folder on Windows Explorer, and choose the ‘OpenedFilesView’ item from the menu.
If you run the OpenedFilesView option for a folder, it’ll display all opened files inside that folder.
If you run the OpenedFilesView option for a file, it’ll display all opened handles for that file.
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