Know which Files are open in a Network using ‘Network Opened Files’

‘NetworkOpenedFiles’ is a 100% free utility for Windows that lets you view the files that are open in your network by other users. Its user interface is simple with no frills and does what it says without nagging you for upgrade to pro version and doesn’t install any promotional software or malware.


When you launch the tool, it displays, for every opened file, filename, user name, computer name, Permissions status (Read/Write/Create), locks count, file owner, file size, file attributes, and more. The utility works with age old Windows XP to the latest Windows 10, and it includes both 32-bit and 64-bit systems support. You can also run it on Windows Server to track the user opened files. It is a very useful tool for system administrators, and especially being a portable tool which means no need of installation, it can be loaded into a flash drive and executed anywhere for viewing instant report.


When the utility is launched, it displays the list of all files that are opened by other computers on your network instantly. You can select any opened files, and then close them at a click of a button.  It also lets you export files list to text, excel csv, xml, html file and other formats for records. Other features include Remote connectivity for which allows administrators to connect another computer on a network. To do that, simply open the ‘Advanced Options’ > choose ‘Load opened network files from remote computer’ and then type the name of the computer you want to connect and you are done.

Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.