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 devioursoul devioursoul Apr 29, 2016 at 16:59 UTC - 1 like

    @lishid @raum @ShadowRanger24

    Just so you guys know, your work is appreciated. Just like you I am trying to maintain a free environment for the players.

  • Avatar of JohOply JohOply Apr 17, 2016 at 21:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @H8llfire: Go

    Very important bug, must be fixed to use safely ^^

    Thanks! Land Of Craft
  • Avatar of H8llfire H8llfire Mar 29, 2016 at 23:26 UTC - 1 like

    There is an unfixed duplication and data loss issue in OpenInv, affecting most versions. It is still unfixed.


  • Avatar of theritualsuffering theritualsuffering Mar 21, 2016 at 12:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @pajokiller: Go

    Have you updated OpenInv to 2.3.6?

  • Avatar of pajokiller pajokiller Mar 16, 2016 at 20:45 UTC - 0 likes

    hi, in our server for any reason does openinv not work. it only says a text on using the command: /inv <player>

    does anyone now why it isnt working?

  • Avatar of Androkai Androkai Mar 11, 2016 at 14:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Thx for the update guys :) - Minecraft in familiärer Atmosphäre genießen

  • Avatar of johnc291992 johnc291992 Mar 09, 2016 at 10:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @lishid: Go

    oh, i see, you should ask vk. i'm sure he does not mind.

    Edit: wait, you guys already have slot support added.

    Last edited Mar 09, 2016 by johnc291992
  • Avatar of lishid lishid Mar 06, 2016 at 12:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @johnc291992: Go

    I was hoping at least the fix for the new slot issues would be backported into the official 1.9 builds.

  • Avatar of johnc291992 johnc291992 Mar 06, 2016 at 12:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @lishid: Go

    i'm not the dev. but the version posted on the spigot went backwards providing 1.8 support as well.

    wouldn't pulling that version into yours break the direction you're taking? It seems that your version now supports only the latest spigot version.

  • Avatar of lishid lishid Mar 06, 2016 at 09:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @johnc291992: Go

    Any chance you can backport this into ?


Date created
Aug 27, 2011
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