Software Update: Directory Opus 12.15

GPSoftware has released version 12.15 of its Directory Opus file manager. This program is in a way comparable with Total Commander, but with more extensive options about exactly what information should be displayed and how. The program nestles deep in Windows and is therefore more intended as a replacement for Windows Explorer.

Directory Opus is versatile and extremely configurable, both in functionality and appearance. That is also the biggest problem, because the program can certainly come across as complex to novice users. Directory Opus runs on Windows XP and above, and is available in a 32-bit and a 64-bit version. The program can 60 days being tested; after that, a license of 89 Australian dollars has to be purchased, which equates to approximately 56 euros. Since version 10.2, there is also a less extended version, for the equivalent of 31 euros. The changelog for this release shows the following list of changes and improvements:

Changes since 12.14:

This release includes all changes in the beta versions 12.14.1 4 and 12.14.2 7. Additionally, these changes are new for 12.15:

  • Date formatting codes now support DD to insert the ISO day number (Monday = 1, Sunday = 7). D is also supported but was never documented – it also inserts the day number, but with Sunday = 1 and Saturday = 7.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a Windows search initiated through the FAYT to be run twice if it returned very quickly.
  • Fixed problem in betas which stopped Full Path advanced filter clauses working properly.
  • Added a registry patch flag 5 to allow the enabling of various elements of OneDrive support that are disabled by default in Windows 10 1903.

Version number 12.15
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website GPSoftware
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License type Shareware