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Directory Opus 12.21

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Directory Opus 12.21

Directory Opus is a simplest file manager, a utility program which presents lists of files and allows the user to perform actions of some kind on those files.

File managers are useful for moving files between folders, making backup copies of files, viewing pictures and playing sounds, running other utility programs on lists of files, deleting unwanted files and many other “housekeeping” tasks.

Directory Opus goes beyond the simple file manager metaphor, and offers you a complete replacement for Windows Explorer and many other utility programs for handling FTP, ZIP, viewing files and images, running slideshows and more.

It provides you with all this within a user-friendly and fully-configurable environment within which you can access and manage your important data with a minimum of effort. Harness the power of your computer like never before!

Directory Opus Features:

  • Single or dual file displays, with single or dual trees, make navigating and manipulating files a breeze
  • Folder tabs let you keep multiple folders open and switch quickly between them
  • Integrated viewer pane lets you preview many common image and document file formats
  • View and edit file metadata (EXIF, MP3, PDF, etc)
  • Sorting, grouping, filtering and searching has never been easier
  • Color code or rate your files and folders to make them easier to find
  • Batch renaming including the option for a fully scripted rename using metadata
  • Support for FTP, Zip, 7-Zip, RAR and many other archive formats
  • Built-in tools including synchronize, duplicate file finder, image converter and uploader and more
  • Print or export folder listings, copy file listings to the clipboard, calculate folder sizes
  • Queue multiple file copies for improved performance
  • Support for CD/DVD burning
  • Fully configurable user interface – toolbars, keyboard hotkeys and much more can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Efficient, multi-threaded, modern design

What’s New in Directory Opus 12:

Changes in Directory Opus 12.21:

Changes in Directory Opus 12.20:

  • Ctrl+Shift+Up / Down in inline rename to copy the previous/next filename now lets you press up/down multiple times to progressively move up or down the list. Ctrl+Shift+Home returns you to the original name of the file you’re renaming.
  • The Release Date column is now supported for video files as well as music files. It now behaves like a normal date field; it shows time as well as date (except for MP3 files) and date/time formatting codes will work with it in Advanced rename.
  • Pinyin input is now supported in the FAYT and filter bar (anywhere standard wildcards are used). By default Pinyin is only enabled when Opus is running in Chinese. Added a new option in Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced that lets you override this and turn it on or off irrespective of the current language.
  • Changes to the Go TABLIST command:
  • The nameonly parameter is now namesonly for consistency with Go BACKLIST, FORWARDLIST, HISTORYLIST. (The old name still works to avoid breaking existing toolbars.)
  • When using namesonly, custom tab labels are now left as-is, since they may not be file paths.
  • Fixed ampersand characters in paths/labels being doubled (unless keys was also used).
  • You can now clear the SmartFavorites list via Favorites SMART=clear as an alternative to the usual method via the Preferences dialog.
  • The Zip context menu is no longer hidden when the Extract options are turned off (as long as one or more “add” options are turned on).
  • Fixed standalone viewer’s status bar text looking bold / double printed (how much depended on ClearType settings).
  • Added .esd to list of default WIM archive extensions. (WIM support is still off by default. Enable it via Preferences / Zip & Other Archives / Archive and VFS Plugins.)
  • If you created a plugin archive (7z, RAR, etc.) in a destination that required UAC, and had the Secure Desktop turned off, it was possible for the progress dialog to open behind the Lister or on top of the UAC prompt. This should be better now.
  • Fixed Pause being unavailable while creating RAR archives if you updated to WinRAR 5.80.
  • Fixed problem which stopped the slow_dblck_rename Advanced Prefs option from affecting the folder tree if the tree was locked.
  • Fixed crash when connecting to FTP sites with very long welcome messages.
  • If the Find tool only finds files that end up being hidden (because of the folder format in the results tab), the status bar now correctly reflects the hidden file count.
  • If the display of empty disk drives is enabled in the native Computer folder, and a Lister opens showing Computer, empty drives are no longer incorrectly removed from the list shortly afterwards.
  • Added support for dragging GMail attachments from Chrome to Opus.
  • Advanced Find (and filter labels, etc) can now search for image files based on lens make and model.
  • Fixed a problem with the filter bar when it is set as the default; if you activated it by typing a few letters, and then clicked its clear button, it would only accept a single key press afterwards until you clicked on it with the mouse.
  • Improved the way the filter’s Movie Data Rate and Bit Rate fields work. Inputs are now converted into kbps (to match the file display column) and the maximum values have been increased as well.
  • Fixed visual artifacts on thumbnail/tiles/icon mode sort header (if turned on) when resizing the splitter between dual file displays.
  • Fixed Navigation Lock not working if you had an OnBeforeFolderChange script installed and loaded a Folder Tab Group with linked, nav-locked tabs.
  • Change processing in background folder tabs (if enabled) will no longer cancel scrolling and lassoing in the active tab.
  • Fix for crash if you selected a MixMeister .MXM file with the viewer pane open.
  • When in coll://, the {sourcepath} code now returns the path as-is instead of coll://\.
  • Fixed an issue where the Run a command fields under Preferences / Launching Opus could be cleared if you searched Preferences, and where unapplied changes to the commands were reverted if you switched to another page and back again.
  • Similar to in File Explorer, file infotip text from the shell is now truncated to 1024 characters to avoid problems caused by a combination of the Windows tooltip control not handling large amounts of text properly and shell extensions that add ridiculous amounts of text to infotips (e.g. dbPowerAmp adding complete song lyrics).
  • The Uncompressed Size column now sorts largest to smallest by default, consistent with the other size columns.
  • Added a kludge to get better OneDrive status reporting (i.e. so the status icons can show when a file is being synced). Currently must be enabled by setting bit 3 of the OneDriveBugMitigation registry variable (and bit 0 must also be set, e.g. set to 0x0000000f to enable all the mitigations + the kludge). See the documentation on the 1903 OneDrive Bug Mitigations for more details.
  • Fixed file display toolbars not repainting properly when the dual file display splitter was dragged.
  • Fixed problem where alt-clicking a file display toolbar button to edit it and changing something like the icon would not be reflected in the same toolbar on the other side of a dual-display Lister.
  • Removed delay before inline rename happens if you ended it by clicking the file display instead of pushing return.
  • Fixed issue where configuration files pointing to a toolbar which did not exist could result in a blank toolbar appearing when other toolbars were changed.
  • Worked around the problem of the sound player not supporting paths longer than 127 chars on Windows 10 (caused by Windows 10 disabling short paths by default).
  • Fixed case-insensitive search for Cyrillic characters not working properly in Find.
  • Improved UAC behavior when trying to move files that are in use (e.g. in situations where UAC won’t actually help anyway). Previously you would get a UAC prompt for each file if you cancelled them – now if you cancel the UAC prompt there won’t be any others shown for that operation.
  • When moving the mouse from one file to another in the file display to view tooltips, the delay before showing each tooltip is now shorter after the first one.
  • The Edit > Undo List menu now shows proper descriptions for Remove From Collection commands.
  • Undoing a remove file from collection would add the file back with its size showing as 0 bytes.
  • Fixed problem with folder tab groups Preferences; if you renamed a group and then moved or deleted it, and clicked OK, when you went back into Preferences you’d find the original group still there.
  • Fixed problem with status icon column not auto-sizing properly in some situations.
  • The Open New Tab command from the folder tab context menu now does the same thing as clicking the + button (i.e. whatever is configured in Preferences for that button), rather than opening a blank tab.
  • Fixed progress dialogs appearing while an initial confirmation dialog was still open in some cases.
  • The command Delete * REMOVECOLLECTION now works properly to remove all files from a collection (previously it would try to delete the real files).
  • Fixed problem with the option to auto-expand This PC in the folder tree causing the folder tree to scroll down unnecessarily.
  • The CLI window in command (non-scripting) mode will now run commands against the Lister which launched the CLI, as long as it still exists. If it is closed, the CLI will now look for another window, including dual-display windows which were sometimes ignored previously.
  • When saving a configuration backup, the “last open Listers” are now updated first, based on what’s currently open. (Those Listers are usually opened when restoring a backup, but were previously only saved when Opus was restarted. The result was that you could restore a configuration and get back Listers you had already closed.)
  • @disableifpath in buttons and ifpath in status bars now let you compare against aliases to virtual folders which do not have any real directory behind them (e.g. /mycomputer).
  • Fixed problem with breadcrumbs fields showing “22” for an FTP site instead of e.g. “ftp.blah.com:22”.
  • The DialogListItem.subitems property now works to assign/query sub-items via a reference to the property directly (e.g. var subs = list.GetItemAt(0).subitems; subs(0) = “blah”;)
  • In the rename dialog {name|noext} now gives you the original filename minus the file extension.
  • The Owner column now works in Libraries.
  • When opening a tab group, the folder format of each tab now derives from the Folder Formats sections in Preferences, with any enabled sections of the tab’s saved format overlaid on the top. Previously the tab’s saved format would be overlaid only on the default format, ignoring any other formats that would normally apply to that folder.
  • If a text viewer is specified on the Preferences / File Operations / Double-click on Files page, and a file on an ftp site without a known file extension is double-clicked, the “auto upload changed files” function now works.
  • The Path.FilePart script method did not return a correct value when given only a filename with no path
  • The following changes are new to 12.20:
  • Fixed copy queue buttons looking incorrect at 125% DPI scaling.
  • When thumbnails have rating stars overlaid, the stars are no longer drawn higher up if the filename is wrapped to multiple lines.
  • The bars drawn by Preferences / File Display Modes / Thumbnails / Overlay relative dimension bars now scale their thickness for high DPI.

Changes in Directory Opus 12.19:

  • Added a command to delete the current folder’s format without showing any UI. Also made it possible to change the view mode and save a new format for the current folder in a single command.
  • Added cloud_sync_paths option to Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced. Lets you specify folders that will be treated as cloud sync so that Opus supports status icons etc in them.
  • The breadcrumbs field’s dropdown menus now indicate the current path in bold.
  • The PowerShell Here command now works correctly when the path contains square brackets and other wildcard characters.
  • Shortcuts to folders are no longer forced to use the shell’s folder thumbnail style if you have configured Opus to use its own.
  • Added workaround for Windows bug which meant Listers did not resize properly if you used Shift+Win+Left/Right to move a maximized Lister from a monitor with no taskbar (or docked toolbars/appbars) to a monitor with the taskbar.
  • Fixed Metadata Pane column headings not being wide enough if some or all of the categories were collapsed when the pane opened.
  • Fix for rare crash when opening a Lister or the folder tree.
  • The Select Files simple dialog now allows the wildcard syntax for matching a file type group. e.g. grp:Images.
  • Fixed @hideifpathr:^C:\\ not working correctly.
  • The Creation Date columns are now available for MTP devices (whether they work or not is up to the device, but you can now turn them on).
  • Viewer toolbar now includes a Full Screen button at the top level. (To update your existing toolbar, right-click an empty space on it and choose “Factory Reset this Toolbar”.)
  • The Mixed DPI Mitigations setting, added in 12.18 but off by default, now has an “automatic” mode, which is the new default. In this mode, the mitigations are turned on when a mixed DPI system is detected, and turned off otherwise. The setting is also now hidden on older versions of Windows which don’t support mixed DPI.
  • The advanced slow_dblclk_rename option now affects Power Mode.
  • Reset focus entry when sorting file list now applies to Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons etc. as well as Details and Power modes.
  • @ifset:METAPANE=off now works.
  • Added support for Ctrl-C on collection items and then Ctrl-V into the Path Field or Create Folder dialog. (This already worked for normal files/folders.)
  • You can now select all files in Flat View and move them to the source folder to flatten everything without having to worry about de-selecting the files which are already directly below the source folder.
  • Fixed a problem with Find where if you ran several finds in quick succession, it could seem like no results were returned.
  • Fixed problem with Libraries in tree, where if a library sub-folder was selected when the tree opened, it would be inserted immediately under the library in the tree rather than in its correct member folder (assuming separate member folders is enabled).
  • Fixed problem which caused function dialogs owned by the Lister (rather than a progress dialog) to be destroyed when the Lister was closed.
  • Fixed crash introduced in 12.18 which could occur if new files were added to the folder while it was grouped and the last group was collapsed.
  • Fix for crash triggered by certain JPEG EXIF data.
  • Added some extra safety around the Lister being closed while a context menu is open. (Should be impossible, but could happen due to 3rd party menu extensions, perhaps.)
  • The folder tree’s Favorites branch now shows the special icons for file collections and sub-branches of favorites, instead of generic folder icons. The Favorites list in Preferences now shows any special icons for folders which were added via path aliases or env-vars.
  • The Add to Archive dialog now supports aliases in the path field. Also improved handling of tab key when the path completion drop-down is visible.
  • Possible fix for viewer/thumbnail code getting stuck on particular MP4/MOV files.
  • The Brands ICT .msg preview handler ( https://www.brandsict.nl/msgpreviewer_en.php ) now works in the viewer pane.
  • Fixed Go FDBBUTTONS choosing the wrong icons in some cases.
  • Commands which generate sub-menus on toolbars now always put the labels of items inside the sub-menu on the right. (Items at the top level still inherit the label position of the button that generates them.) This affects Favorites, FTP Bookmarks, Tab Groups, Layouts, Styles, and Rename Presets. (Other things which generate sub-menus were already like this.)
  • Rename’s Regular Expression + Find And Replace mode no longer requires brackets around expressions using the | OR operator.
  • Rename’s Regular Expression + Find And Replace mode no longer has problems with more than seven capture groups.

Homepage – https://www.gpsoft.com.au

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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13 Comments on Directory Opus 12.21

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    sefton22

    change log & BETA versions:- http://blog.dopus.com/

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    Insomnia

    should work, however there is v10.2.0.1 (still in beta) that offers full W8 support. Regards, I

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    Insomnia

    not yet, I've used Sefton22's link for fee evaluation. Tip: runasdate :) Regards, I

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    Djova

    Do we have new certificate?

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    Insomnia

    Looks amazing! Maybe it's placebo but it does feel faster too (pro version). Regards, I

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    sefton22

    Directory Opus comes in two editions - Light and Pro. The Light edition is designed for home users who need a simple, high-performance file manager. It includes all the essential features of the Pro edition, without a lot of the more complex "power-user" functionality. The Pro edition is designed for power users who want to get the most out of their computer. With the same high-performance file management functions that are found in the Light edition, it expands upon the complexity and configurability to give you the ultimate file manager solution for Windows. If you're not sure which version is right for you, you can switch back and forth freely between Pro and Light during the 30 day evaluation period using the Licence Manager. If you'd like to give the Pro edition a better test, you can request a free 60 day evaluation. And if you buy the Light version, you can upgrade to Pro later for only the difference in price. http://www.gpsoft.com.au/program/pro-lite.html

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    Insomnia

    Thanks Sefton22, that's what I did at the end, still hope full certificate will come soon.... :) Regards, I

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    sefton22

    Evaluation period reset (until a new certificate is found) If you have been test-driving Directory Opus 10.0 and your 60-day evaluation has run out, you can request a new 60-day evaluation for Directory Opus 10.1 to see what's new. http://www.gpsoft.com.au/DScripts/evalrequest.asp

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    LymphNodes

    Perfect. Thank you so much for the new Cert and Vid Info Can't thank you enough!!!

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    LymphNodes

    10.02 is working really good still. Some cool updates, 1 making it easier to categorize. Very Good Software. I may like Xplorer2 a little better, but they are both real good. Also Check out Speed Commander

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    sefton22

    anyone know if the docked floating toolbar issue has been fixed were icons dont appear as a continuous line & overlap to a second line?

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    sefton22

    The only way is to buy a certificate for $85.00 AUD & then post on here for all to enjoy.....or wait till a new one is found.

    Since Opus 9 was released in 2007, there have only been about 5 working certificates available for free (thanks to softexia & the up-loaders). GPSoftware just updated the Opus License Manger to omit (or blacklist) these keys when they are found on the web, blocking any use of current & future updates......so when you update to a newer version (or you let OPus phone home), the previously working certificate is blacklisted & OPus becomes unusable till a new certificate is installed. You can't even revert back to a previously working version of Opus without a format of you HDD.....:(
     
    Its best to stick to the older version, block it with your firewall, turn off AutoUpdate (see above) & wait until a new tested certificate is released

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    Insomnia

    Awesome program. Been using Powerdesk for years, but DO is way better. Thanks