AppReadWriteCounter v1.06
Copyright (c) 2018 Nir Sofer


AppReadWriteCounter is a tool for Windows that counts and displays the current file read/write operations of every application running on your system. It displays the number of read/write bytes, the number of read/write operations, current calculated read/write speed, and the details about the application (product name, product version, and so on) that makes the file read/write operations.

System Requirements

This tool works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported. On Windows Vista and later, if you want to view the full path of system processes , you have to run AppReadWriteCounter as Administrator.

Known Issues

  • On Windows XP, for some applications (including AppReadWriteCounter itself) you may see constant increase in the read counters without any actual file read.

Versions History

  • Version 1.06:
    • Added 'Save All Items' option (Shift+Ctrl+S).
  • Version 1.05:
    • Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.
  • Version 1.00: First release.

Start Using AppReadWriteCounter

AppReadWriteCounter doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - AppReadWriteCounter.exe

Immediately after running it, the main window displays every application that currently read or write files. Be aware that the counters in this tool are not per process but per application, so if you have multiple processes for the same application , AppReadWriteCounter merges them into one line. Also, if you close an application and then run it again, AppReadWriteCounter will continue the update the read/write counters of the same application entry.
At any time, you can clear the entire list and start with empty window by pressing Ctrl+X (Clear All). You can also reset the counters of selected items by pressing Ctrl+R (Reset Selected Counters).

Translating AppReadWriteCounter to other languages

In order to translate AppReadWriteCounter to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run AppReadWriteCounter with /savelangfile parameter:
    AppReadWriteCounter.exe /savelangfile
    A file named AppReadWriteCounter_lng.ini will be created in the folder of AppReadWriteCounter 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 AppReadWriteCounter, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run AppReadWriteCounter 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.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

Download AppReadWriteCounter (32-bit)
Download AppReadWriteCounter (64-bit)

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

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 19/07/20181.05
FrenchLargo 24/07/20181.05
French Eric FICHOT 09/04/20181.00
German «Latino» auf 31/10/20181.06
Greek 09/04/20181.00
Portuguese Braziligorruckert 06/04/20181.00
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 31/10/20181.06
Simplified Chinese Louis 14/04/20181.00
SlovakFrantišek Fico 12/11/20181.06
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh 02/11/20181.06