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View List of all opened files with OpenedFilesView

It happens many times when you try to delete a file but got a message that the file cannot be deleted as it is under use by any other program.

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your computer, not only this the handle value, read / write / delete access file position and also list the processes that is using this file.


OpenedFilesView also lets you close one or more opened files by closing the processes that are using that file.

Let’s see how useful OpenedFilesView can be and how to use it.

OpenedFilesView is specially useful when you want to delete / move / open a file. This application is completely a freeware which lets you delete files when you see the message given below. 

  • 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 any of the error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process has locked the file which you want to delete.

How to Delete Locked Files with OpenedFilesView

Right click the File for which you want to delete and select Kill Process of Selected File


You can also select Close Selected File Handles in order to delete files under use, OpenedFilesView also lets you create HTML Report for all the items which are opened by other applications.

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