Open anyone's inventory as a chest! in real time! Works with offline players! Open EnderChests of any player via command!

Source Code hosted on GitHub


  • Open a player's inventory as a chest and interact with it in real time.
  • Access to the inventory and armor slots.
  • Open any chest that has blocks on top (blocked chests) with AnyChest.
  • Open a chest silently (without chest animation nor sound) with SilentChest.
  • Open any player's EnderChest from a command.
  • Drop item as another player (by putting it in the 5 unused slots in openinv)!

How to install

  • Copy to your plugins folder, and restart/reload your server.


  • Use command "/openinv <player>" to open a player's inventory
  • Use command "/toggleopeninv" to toggle Item openinv:
  • * Hit a player with an item of your choice (STICK by default), and you will open the player's inventory (no damage)
  • * Right click the air with the item opens the last opened inventory (toggle must be ON)[/CODE]
  • Use command "/anychest" to toggle anychest (blocked chest bypass)
  • Use command "/silentchest" to toggle silent chest
  • Use command "/openender <Player>" to open a player's enderchest
  • Use command "/searchinv <Item> [MinimalAmount]" list all players having a certain item in their inventory.
  • To use a sign for quick access (this uses the normal Openinv.openinv permissions, override and exempt applies), You need: "[openinv]" (without quotes) on the 1st line and the player's name on the other lines.

Permissions nodes (CaSe SeNsItIvE)

  • "OpenInv.openinv" gives permission to use OpenInv
  • "OpenInv.openself" Allows opening the inventory of the command user
  • "OpenInv.editinv" - Allows editing of inventory
  • "OpenInv.openender" - Allows opening of EnderChests
  • "OpenInv.openenderall" - Allows opening of EnderChests of everybody. Without this permission, someone can only open his own enderchest.
  • "OpenInv.editender" - Allows editing of enderchest
  • "" gives permission to use searchinv
  • "OpenInv.crossworld" allows cross-world openinv.
  • "OpenInv.exempt" makes the player's inventory protected (unable to be opened)
  • "OpenInv.override" gives permission to open anyone's inventory, even protected ones
  • "OpenInv.anychest" gives permission to open chests that are blocked by a block on top.
  • "OpenInv.silent" gives permission to open chests in total silence, without animation.
  • (without quotes)


  • Read-only permissions for OpenInv and OpenEnder! Just don't give the editinv and editender permissions nodes!
  • Administrators can modify any user's inventory contents as they wish, in real time.
  • Access it anywhere! No distance or obstacle limitations.
  • Permissions support.
  • Use the command without argument opens the last accessed person's inventory.
  • Use sticks or any (configurable) item and toggles for quick access.
  • Search all online players for a certain item in their inventory.
  • Protect players from openinv with exempt permission, and bypass protection with override permission.
  • Use a sign to perform openinv for convenience.
  • Cross-world openinv protection.
  • Offline player openinv supported.
  • Open chests that are blocked because they have a solid block on top. (AnyChest)
  • Silent opening of chest, no sound and opening animation.
  • EnderChests can be opened, even for offline players!
  • NEW: Drop item as another player (by putting it in the 5 unused slots in openinv)
  • Self-opening protection.


This plugin uses an Auto-updater to fetch the latest version from BukkitDev automatically. It can be disabled in the configuration file.

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  • Avatar of Kirresson Kirresson Jul 29, 2014 at 11:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I can verify this, it works.

  • Avatar of lishid lishid Jul 29, 2014 at 10:52 UTC - 1 like

    OpenInv 2.2.2 is live and should now fix offline players. Early access on the forum post.

  • Avatar of lishid lishid Jul 29, 2014 at 10:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Latest version now FIXES offline players!

    Thanks for testing guys!

  • Avatar of Kirresson Kirresson Jul 29, 2014 at 09:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting the error with the newest 2.2.1 from the 2.2.0 link on the forums: When trying to access offline players, otherwise working fine.

    Last edited Jul 29, 2014 by Kirresson
  • Avatar of lishid lishid Jul 29, 2014 at 07:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @ebiggz: Go

    Ok, give it another try? I got a test version for 2.2.1 out in the same link, from the forums page.

  • Avatar of ebiggz ebiggz Jul 29, 2014 at 04:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @lishid: Go

    Thanks for the continued updates, lishid.

    I am, however, still getting a NPE when checking an offline inventory with v2.2.0 on a 1.7.10 server :(

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  • Avatar of lishid lishid Jul 28, 2014 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    An update is coming, hopefully to fix the long waited offline inventory errors!

    (If anybody wants to test out, download the latest version from the link on the forums page!)

  • Avatar of Mcraftpete Mcraftpete Jul 25, 2014 at 18:41 UTC - 0 likes

    I seem to have same error as others , it was working fine then stopped , cant think of any plugins I changed that could effect it , here is my pastebin anyway ...

  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw Jul 25, 2014 at 11:04 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2281881>>

    get a uuid tool
    Example with OneUUID
    /oneuuid getUUID Player

    U will get his UUID,

    Get into your Player directory (Worldname/playerdata)  and delet the UUID File. The Player will restart his whole Expieirence from Spawn  (their lives on server are reseteted then ;) )

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jul 25, 2014 at 10:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @151baccardi: Go

    Maybe if this list gets long enogh, they will fix it! Thanks for joining in.

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