Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Number of downloads: 539
A frustrating element of using any operating system is the fact that you can't stop software from crashing on your machine. Within Windows, we have the Task Manager where we're able to close down problematic software that's failing to respond.
However, this is often a simplistic way of stopping an application; often you have to shutdown the entire application even though it is merely a thread that is causing the problem.
Worse, if you find that an application is preventing you from deleting or overwriting a file, you can't easily free up this file without quitting the problematic application.
OpenedFilesView is a simple tool that enables you to quickly view applications currently running on your system and, more importantly, the files that are being accessed and whether they are 'in use' (locked) or not.
You can use this tool to close one or more of these open files, so that they are made accessible by other applications on your system.