A reasonably minimal Opus configuration.
Opus looks like this out of the box. Despite all the extras, if you know Explorer you'll be able to start using Opus immediately.

Directory Opus is a file manager, and then some. Explaining what's so special about it is difficult because Opus is the sum of many parts. A refined toolbox that can improve the way you use your computer. Flexible. Configurable. Powerful.

But all that's a bit vague.

This article aims to show you some real-world examples of what Opus can do, from the big features you may wonder how you lived without, to the neat little things that only save a couple of mouse-clicks but which you use many times a day.

This is by no means a complete list, nor an objective one. I've omitted things which are killer features for some because this isn't supposed to be a list of everything Opus can do. The beauty of Opus is that you're given a big box of tricks to use as you like. Opus doesn't force you to work in a particular way; instead, you configure Opus to work the way you want and it will bend over backwards to suit you. Or forwards, if you prefer.

I hope the next few pages give you a better idea of what Opus does and a desire to try it and explore it for yourself.


Let's start with a brief look at configuration in Directory Opus. I'm barely going to skim the surface because there's no need to duplicate the online help, 200-page manual and web forum which already exist to explain everything in detail.

We'll come back to configuration in the Custom Button Examples section but let's first look at some of the Big Features in Opus, on the next page...

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