NetworkOpenedFiles v1.16
Copyright (c) 2016 Nir Sofer


NetworkOpenedFiles is a simple tool for Windows that displays the list of all files that are currently opened by other computers on your network. For every opened filename, the following information is displayed: Filename, user name, computer name (On Windows 7/2008 or later), Permissions information (Read/Write/Create), locks count, file owner, file size, file attributes, and more...

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10, including Windows Server. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported. On systems older than Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, NetworkOpenedFiles doesn't display the name of the computer that opened the files ('Computer' column)

Versions History

  • Version 1.16:
    • The 'Host Name' column is now also added to the log file.
  • Version 1.15:
    • Added 'Resolve IP Addresses' option. When it's turned on and the computer name is detected as IP address, NetworkOpenedFiles tries to resolve the IP address to host name, and the host name is displayed in 'Host Name' column.
  • Version 1.12:
    • When connecting a remote computer, the computer name is now displayed in the window title.
  • Version 1.11:
    • Added 'Save All Items' option.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added option to add every change (Opening files and closing files) into a log file (In 'Advanced Options' window).
  • Version 1.08:
    • Added new information to 'File Attributes' column: 'T' for 'Temporary File', 'I' for 'Not Content Indexed', 'E' for encrypted file, 'X' for 'No Scrub File', and 'V' for 'Integrity Attribute'.
  • Version 1.07:
    • You can now choose the desired encoding (ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16) to save the csv/xml/text/html files. (Under the Options menu)
  • Version 1.06:
    • Added 'Put Icon On Tray' option.
  • Version 1.05:
    • Added 'Open Folder In Explorer' option.
    • Added command-line options to connect a remote computer. (/LoadFrom and /RemoteComputerName)
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using NetworkOpenedFiles

NetworkOpenedFiles doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - NetworkOpenedFiles.exe
After running NetworkOpenedFiles, the main window displays the list of all files that are opened by other computers on your network. You can select one or more opened files, and then close them using the 'Close Selected Opened Files' option, export the files list to text/csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file using the 'Save Selected Items' option, or copy the files list to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste it to Excel or any other spreadsheet application.

Display Mode

NetworkOpenedFiles allows you to display the opened files in 2 different modes:
  • Show all entries: In this mode, NetworkOpenedFiles displays all opened files, exactly as they are received from Windows operating system.
  • Merge items with the same filename+user+computer: In this mode, if there are multiple items with the same filename, user, and computer name - NetworkOpenedFiles merges them into one item.

You can change the display mode from Options -> Display Mode.

Connecting to a remote computer

NetworkOpenedFiles also allows you to connect another computer on your network, if you have full administrator rights. In order to connect another computer, simply open the 'Advanced Options' window (F9) ,choose 'Load opened network files from remote computer' and then type the name of the computer you want to connect.

Command-Line Options

/LoadFrom <1 | 2> Specifies whether to load the opened files list from this computer or remote computer. 1 = this computer, 2 = remote computer
/RemoteComputerName <Computer Name> Specifies the remote computer name (for using with /LoadFrom 2)
/stext <Filename> Save the opened network files into a simple text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the opened network files into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the opened network files into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the opened network files into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the opened network files into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the opened network files into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the opened network files into XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Computer" and "User". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~User") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

Translating NetworkOpenedFiles to other languages

In order to translate NetworkOpenedFiles to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run NetworkOpenedFiles with /savelangfile parameter:
    NetworkOpenedFiles.exe /savelangfile
    A file named NetworkOpenedFiles_lng.ini will be created in the folder of NetworkOpenedFiles utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run NetworkOpenedFiles, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run NetworkOpenedFiles without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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NetworkOpenedFiles is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of NetworkOpenedFiles, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'networkopenedfiles_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed NetworkOpenedFiles utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 27/12/20161.16
FrenchGilles PEDROLI 31/08/20161.11
German «Latino» auf 26/12/20161.16
Greek 03/08/20161.10
PolishHightower 09/12/20161.15
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 03/02/20161.00
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 08/12/20161.15
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh 08/12/20161.15