Keeping track of every single file on your computer is a difficult, and most of the times redundant task, that's why Windows takes care of everything so you can work or play more comfortably. However, there are certain situations that require your attentions, such as testing and application development, and this is where tools like Portable OpenedFilesView comes in handy to show you literally all active files.
Simple interface makes it easy to use
As you might have figured out by now, this is the portable edition of OpenedFilesView, which means you can run it right after the download is finished. As such, system registries remain intact, giving you the possibility to take advantage of its features on other computer as well by simply running it from a USB Flash drive.
Once it's up and running, the application does what it's made for and the main window instantly fills with a list of all files currently running. Although when you launch a program it only displays one item in your taskbar, background processes and tasks are responsible for keeping it alive, and this is the way to see which ones.
Thorough details and filter options
By default, the list makes items rather difficult to identify. However, you can visit the view menu entry to enable grid lines, display tooltips and mark odd and even rows in different colors. If this isn't enough, identification also benefits from the possibility to sort by clicking on any of the column headers, as well as a built-in search tool to find text strings of interest that eventually lead to the file you're looking for.
An impressive amount of details is shown in the list. Only checking column headers themselves unveils fields for name, full and process path, handle, time related specifications, size, attributes, special parameters, sharing locations, process ID, and a lot more.
Manage processes and generate reports
In a strange way, the application also acts like a task manager. The context menu lets you kill the process of the selected item, close file handle, bring it to front, as well as open containing folder and manage properties. Additional options let you generate reports on the spot, either for a handful of items you select or all of them.
It's not all just about viewing, with implemented export options letting you put gathered information to good use. You can generate different reports under HTML formats, as well as simply saving your selection as TXT, XML, and CSV.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Portable OpenedFilesView is a small but powerful application with which you can keep an eye on every file and process running on your computer. Built-in management tools let you stop and kill processes, with report options providing various ways to pile up data in an organized file format.