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


This plugin allows you to open any player's inventory or ender chest and interact with it in real time. You can also do it for offline players! Additionally, you can also open any chest that is blocked with blocks above it with AnyChest and open chests silently (no sound or opening animation) with SilentChest. Some other nice features of the plugin include the ability to access the armor slots of player inventories as well as being able to force drop items in a player inventory as if you were them by moving them into the 5 unused slots in openinv.


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


To install OpenInv, simply copy the plugin to your plugins folder and restart/reload your server.


/openinv <player>oi, inv, openOpens a specified player's inventory.
/openender <player>oeOpens a specified player's ender chest
/searchinv <item> [minAmount]siLists all players that have a certain item in their inventory.
/searchender <item> [minAmount]seLists all player that have a certain item in their ender chest.
/toggleopeninvtoi, toggleoi, toggleinvToggles inventory opening with an item.
/anychestacToggles any chest mode (blocked chest bypassing)
/silentchestsc, silentToggles silent chest mode (opening chest silently)

Permissions (CaSe SeNsItIvE)

Permission NodeDescription
OpenInv.openinvGives permission to use OpenInv.
OpenInv.openselfAllows opening the inventory of the command user.
OpenInv.editinvAllows editing of inventories.
OpenInv.openenderAllows opening of ender chests.
OpenInv.openenderallAllows opening of ender chests of everybody. Without this permission, someone can only open his own ender chest.
OpenInv.editenderAllows editing of ender chests.
OpenInv.searchGives permission to use searchinv and searchender command.
OpenInv.crossworldAllows cross-world use of openinv.
OpenInv.exemptMakes the player's inventory protected (unable to be opened).
OpenInv.overrideGives permission to open anyone's inventory, even protected ones.
OpenInv.anychestGives permission to open chests that are blocked by a block on top.
OpenInv.silentGives permission to open chests in total silence, without animation.

Quick Access Signs

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.


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  • Avatar of ShadowRanger24 ShadowRanger24 Jul 27, 2015 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @miki88mouse: Go

    Are you still having this problem? Is there any console output when you try and use the plugin such as errors or something similar?


  • Avatar of ShadowRanger24 ShadowRanger24 Jul 27, 2015 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @vanthoi: Go

    Hello there.

    The latest version of OpenInv is not compatible with 1.8.3. You will need to download OpenInv 2.2.9 if you wish to run the plugin on Minecraft 1.8.3 You can get it here:

  • Avatar of ShadowRanger24 ShadowRanger24 Jul 27, 2015 at 00:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @luizdbluna: Go

    Hi there. Sorry to hear that you're having problems running the plugin. If you are running thet latest version of OpenInv on a 1.7.10 server, you are bound to have problems. The latest version is currently only compatible with Minecraft 1.8.4 - 1.8.7.

  • Avatar of luizdbluna luizdbluna Jul 23, 2015 at 02:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello I downloaded the openinv plugin on my server and he's having some problems every time I try to open the inventory of some person I give the command/openinv (player's nickname) and then he appears in the chat:/open-Opens last person ´ s inventory <player>/open-Open the player's inventory ´ ´ s Please help me I really need your plugin on my server I'm using it in version 1.7.10. Thanks for your time please respond ASAP! THANKS!

  • Avatar of vanthoi vanthoi Jul 22, 2015 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    How to run the MC 1.8.3! It is the not work on MC 1.8.3 Thank!

  • Avatar of miki88mouse miki88mouse Jul 21, 2015 at 23:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I am op and nothing can open so not work i use Spigot1.8.7

  • Avatar of ShadowRanger24 ShadowRanger24 Jul 21, 2015 at 01:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @triarry: Go

    This old behavior has been restored in the latest new version of OpenInv. :)

  • Avatar of CeIebrimbor CeIebrimbor Jul 20, 2015 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Running latest openinv on Spigot 1.8.7.

    Players and admin experience item loss when editing inventories and enderchest.

    Manipulating player inventories and echest works fine, but changes don't occur on receiving end.


    1. 1. Admin adds items to players inv, they don't have it when they log in.
    2. 2. Player adds items to e-chest and later on items are not in chest.
  • Avatar of triarry triarry Jul 20, 2015 at 17:17 UTC - 0 likes

    With the update, players are forced to toggle anychest on with /ac. Before, just having the permission automatically had it on. This is so much easier for large servers to deal with!

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  • Avatar of ShadowRanger24 ShadowRanger24 Jul 17, 2015 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @UnDrac: Go

    Great, glad we could fix it :)


Date created
Aug 27, 2011
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Jul 20, 2015
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