View Information about Opened and Locked Files on your Computer

We tend to work with lots of files at a time don’t we? If we need to find any info on the processes running in the system, we know what to do (open the task manager) but what if we need to know info about all the files that are opened at the moment in the system?

Info like read/write access, file location and the process linked to that file; if we need to find info like this what should we do? Well the solution to this has been provided by the tool called OpenedFilesView. OpenedFilesView displays, in its own window, the list of all the opened files in the system at present and various info about it like the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc.

We can use the tool to close the file/files simultaneously or even the process that is linked to the file. The tool is extremely useful if there is a file that has been locked by some process in the computer that is you can use the tool to close the file or the process in case you observe any 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

The tool is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions however do visit the homepage to see the compatibility of the tool with your OS. The tool also adds an option in the right click context menu which can be used to analyse any file by right clicking on it and if you right click on a folder, it will provide you with the info of all the files present in the folder.

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One Reply to “View Information about Opened and Locked Files on your Computer”

  1. I love this tool and am using it now for this type or errors. I have tried a number of ways for it, and also I have used “Long Path” Tool in this situation and it helped me easily and quickly.

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