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Openfiles – Display Files Opened By Network Users

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Here’s a lesser known Windows command that would probably come in handy for network administrators …

The command line tool openfiles has been part of the Windows operating system for a long time. It basically can be used to display all system files that are currently opened by users of the same computer network. One of its applications is to analyze file access errors. It is for instance usually not possible to delete or modify a file if it is currently opened by another user on the network.