Software Update: Directory Opus

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GPSoftware has released version of its file manager Directory Opus. This program is in a way similar to Total Commander, but much more extensive. Directory Opus once debuted on the Commodore Amiga platform, where it was particularly popular in the early 1990s. In 1994, developer Jonathan Potter teamed up with Greg Perry and GPSoftware has been releasing the program ever since.

Directory Opus is versatile and extremely configurable, which is also the biggest problem, because the program can certainly seem complex to novice users. Directory Opus runs on Windows XP and above and is available in 32bit and 64bit versions. The program can be tested for 60 days; after that, a license of 85 Australian dollars has to be purchased, which amounts to about 62 euros. Version is a stable release and includes all changes from,, and, which should be considered beta releases. After, the following changes have been made:

New features and minor changes:

  • The Preferences filter is now cleared if you click your mouse/keyboard’s Back button to go back to a page which is currently hidden by your filter. (Previously, the page would be shown while the tree was left with some other page selected.)
  • After the first time you apply a Preferences filter, you no longer have to click Back twice to go back to the previous page if applying the filter did not cause the page to be changed.
  • Archive extensions handled by plugins are automatically removed from the list of Zip extensions, both at startup and when applying Prefs. (Avoids problems if people mistakenly add .RAR to the list of Zip extensions, or confusion about which handler is being used for .ZipX.)
  • During shutdown, the config file listing your active toolbars is only saved if it’s different to what’s already on disk

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed problems with dummy folders appearing in the tree underneath Libraries.
  • The help window is no longer obscured by the Preferences or Customize windows if they are set to “on top of Opus” mode
  • Fixed problem with the Location field showing internal library paths for library items added to collections
  • Internal library paths are now resolved to their real filesystem paths before being passed to rename scripts.
  • Pressing F1 to display file/EXIF information in the viewer now works for plugin-supplied images like RAW
  • Fixed problem where expanding a folder tree branch in a library could trigger a password prompt if the folder contained any password-protected archives
  • Fixed newly/recently created items being auto-selected after creating a new folder, if “Automatically select newly copied files” was on
  • After cropping or restoring an image in the viewer, the image dimensions displayed in the status bar is now updated.
  • Previously, if you did a crop, rotate, undo and reset-rotation then the image would end up rotated from what it was originally.
  • If the viewer was set to fit-to-page or grow-to-page and you cropped an image and then zoomed in or out, the new zoom size was miscalculated (although only for that first jump).

The following downloads are available:
Directory Opus (32bit)
Directory Opus (64bit)

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website GPSoftware
File sizes

24.70MB – 38.60MB

License type Shareware
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