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Directory Opus: An excellent file explorer replacement


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After getting annoyed with the little bugs that file explorer has in windows 10 LTSC 2021 (random lag and freezing when drag and dropping files etc) i decided to search out alternatives.

 

Came across this which although its pretty pricey, has a ton of features and is completely customizable even down to the colors. Not to mention it has dual Lister panels and tabs on top of that, managed to get it to match up pretty nicely with the Grey Eve theme too:

 

Heres the site for those interested:

https://www.gpsoft.com.au/index.html

 

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I used to use directory Opus on Amiga OS.

 

I wonder if its the same developer. no idea.

 

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might be the same but unsure, either way once i tried out the trial for a few days that was it, i needed to buy it lol

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I've been using this for about five years and I don't see myself ever going back to MS File Explorer.

 

You can get a 30-day trial and extend it once (60 days total) to try it out.  I ended up getting it cheaper than the list price through a Humble Bundle deal (which was conveniently timed for around when my trial period was running out).  There is periodically a sale, maybe around Cyber Monday time you could see one.

 

There's a bit of a learning curve if you really want to figure it out and use the full potential of the program.  It is customizable to an absurd degree.

 

There is a support forum as well and the developer is responsive there.  I've had a couple of minor bugs fixed promptly, and he'll also answer some "How do I.....?" questions.

 

Also, version 12.x has been current for a long time.  If he ever bumps it up to version 13 then it is expected that there will be an upgrade fee.

 

 

(Using a Start Menu replacement as well.  ...If there was a decent taskbar replacement then it wouldn't really feel like I was using Windows anymore.  :-P)

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15 minutes ago, Azther said:

might be the same but unsure, either way once i tried out the trial for a few days that was it, i needed to buy it lol

thats how they usually get you on board 😛 btw, surprised to see that this is from an australian dev? kool stuff

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6 hours ago, Aaron44126 said:

I've been using this for about five years and I don't see myself ever going back to MS File Explorer.

 

You can get a 30-day trial and extend it once (60 days total) to try it out.  I ended up getting it cheaper than the list price through a Humble Bundle deal (which was conveniently timed for around when my trial period was running out).  There is periodically a sale, maybe around Cyber Monday time you could see one.

 

There's a bit of a learning curve if you really want to figure it out and use the full potential of the program.  It is customizable to an absurd degree.

 

There is a support forum as well and the developer is responsive there.  I've had a couple of minor bugs fixed promptly, and he'll also answer some "How do I.....?" questions.

 

Also, version 12.x has been current for a long time.  If he ever bumps it up to version 13 then it is expected that there will be an upgrade fee.

 

 

(Using a Start Menu replacement as well.  ...If there was a decent taskbar replacement then it wouldn't really feel like I was using Windows anymore.  :-P)

Yeah im also using StartisBack too, which ironically also has taskbar customization so theres that i guess lol. im sure in time ill get used to all the features but for now im just happy to have a reliable file explorer, one of those moments where i wish i knew about this software sooner lol

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  • 2 weeks later...

Now that is a file manager i haven't used in a long time, last time i used it was with my old Amiga 500+ didn't know it was on Windows might have to have a gander later.

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