[v12.12] Directory Opus – Far more powerful and functional Windows Explorer alternative

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Directory Opus (DOpus for short) is a superexcellent Windows Explorer alternative with a long development history, written by Jonathan Potter from Australia, and originally developed for Amiga computer system in 1990. Its development time is far ahead of all other similar software, such as: XYplorer, Xplorer2, Total Commander, which also laid its leading position in the field of Windows Explorer/File Explorer alternatives.

Directory Opus has a concise user interface similar to Windows Explorer, features good usability, customizability, efficiency and compatibility, and supports all commonly used file operations (including: copy, move, delete, rename, find, search, replace, browse, compress, decompress, split, merge, directly send via mail, send via email after compression, print, create a shortcut, etc.), file collection options and preferences, and more. Through the settings like “Replace Windows Explorer…”, it can perfectly replace Windows Explorer, so as to make the file management operations become smooth, simple, efficient and personalized.

For now, among all similar applications, only our familiar Total Commander can be comparable to Directory Opus (in some evaluation and testing reports made for file management software, their overall score is neck and neck), and they are together called the ‘duo’ of file managers. If you have found that Total Commander is more suitable for advanced computer users who always like to use a keyboard, then Directory Opus is more suitable for users who rely on the mouse operation. In other words, by contrast, Directory Opus has the better usability.

// Key Features //

  • Fast and powerful file management functions including copy queuing and batch file renaming and full UAC support
  • Dual-pane, tabbed interface
  • Configure your own toolbar buttons and menus
  • Powerful searching, sorting, grouping and filtering functions including integrated Windows Search
  • Integrated image and document viewer
  • Native support for archives (ZIP, 7-Zip, RAR, etc) and Libraries
  • Option for portable USB version
  • Technical support and free minor updates
  • Efficient, native C++ multi-threaded design
  • Available in 32/64 bit versions, and in multiple languages
  • Windows Explorer replacement including desktop double-click to launch
  • Completely configure the user interface including the default toolbars, menus and icons
  • Create floating toolbars and system-wide hotkeys to launch programs from anywhere in Windows
  • Improved file management functions including recursive filters, secure delete, UAC administrator mode, multiple undo levels and logging
  • Synchronize, Duplicate File Finder, file Split and Join functions
  • Create complex multi-line scripts and add your own commands to the existing internal command set
  • Full Active Scripting-compatible scripting interface
  • Read/write support for archive formats other than ZIP
  • Integrated FTP support
  • Native support for portable devices (MTP) like phones, tablets and cameras
  • Integrated metadata editing
  • Use Flat View mode and File Collections to better manage your files
  • Open multiple windows easily, create your own pre-defined layouts or Lister styles
  • Create stored queries using Windows Search for instant access to complex search results

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Directory Opus Pro Edition multilingual full installers, unlocked files and certificate file, as well as portable full versions along with working certificate file for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit.

// Installation Notes //

for v10.5:

  1. Download and extract
  2. Run program, click ‘Install New Certificate
  3. Click ‘Load…‘, select the ‘Directory Opus Program Certificate.txt‘ license file, and click ‘Install
  4. Done

for v11.17:

  1. Download and extract
  2. Run program, enter “Help/License Manager…/Install New Certificate”
  3. Click ‘Load…‘, select the ‘Directory Opus Program Certificate.opuscert’ file, and click ‘Install
  4. Add the following line to your hosts file, or run the ‘Host Patch.bat’ as administrator instead
    • smtp.gpsoft.com.au
  5. Done

for v12.6:

  1. Download and install Directory Opus, do not  run it
  2. Copy the unlocked files to installation folder and overwrite
  3. Done

*** It will show you “Your Certification expires in 30 days” at first (with limited “Default Evaluation” license type). But when 30 days passed, it would you with “Your Certification expires in 365 days” all the time. In other words, it never expires. You can verify this by changing your system time.

for v12.12:

  1. Uninstall any previous versions completely
  2. Restart computer
  3. Download and install Directory Opus, do not  launch it
  4. Copy the unlocked files to installation folder and overwrite
  5. Run program, and finish the initialization wizard
  6. Double click the Certificate File (Directory Opus Program Certificate.opuscert), and install it
  7. Done

*** You’d better disable “Automatic Updates” via “Settings->Preferences->Internet->Updates”

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
Pro Edition v10.5 reserved 16.9 MB | 26.2 MB
v11.17 reserved 29.0 MB | 29.0 MB
v12.6 reserved 71.4 MB | 71.7 MB
v12.12 64-bit 63.5 MB


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