Are you frustrated by the limitations of Windows Explorer? Directory Opus is a complete replacement for Windows Explorer, with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today. Directory Opus is designed with four goals in mind:

Ease of use: As far as possible, Opus works just like Explorer does. You don't have to learn any complicated scripting or non-standard mouse techniques to use Opus. If you've ever used Explorer to copy a file, you already know exactly how to do it in Opus as well.

Configurability: We believe in the user's right to choose how their computer operates. You'll find that almost every aspect of Opus can be changed - from the buttons on the toolbar to the color used to draw the background of a compressed file.

Efficiency: Opus is designed to be as efficient as possible. The entire program makes use of multi-threading to ensure that you should never have to wait for one operation to complete before beginning another.

Compatibility: As an Explorer Replacement it's important that Opus appears (to the system) just like Explorer does. Within the limits set by Microsoft, Opus achieves this and most software written with only Explorer in mind will still work fine with Opus installed.


  • 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
  • Unique Explorer Replacement mode provides a full replacement for Windows Explorer
  • 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 assign status icons, star ratings, tags and descriptions to your files and folders to make them easier to find
  • Batch renaming including easy-to-use keyboard macros, and the option for a fully scripted rename using metadata
  • Support for FTP, Zip, 7-Zip, RAR and many other archive formats
  • Access content on portable devices like phones, tablets and cameras
  • 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
  • Support for the latest Windows features including jumplists and indexed search
  • Fully configurable user interface - colors, fonts, toolbars, keyboard hotkeys and much more can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Full scripting interface supports VBScript, JScript or any compatible installed Active Scripting language
  • Efficient, multi-threaded, modern design - native 32 and 64 bit versions
  • Supports high DPI monitors natively - crisp, clear interface in 4K or 5K without blurring or tiny icons
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (including Server versions)

What's New

  • Full support for high-DPI (e.g. 4K and 5K) monitors.
  • Redesigned Rename dialog, with new features like:
  • A unique macro recorder, which lets you perform complex batch renames without regular expressions.
  • Enhanced scripting capabilities.
  • Better handling of recursive renames and filename clashing.
  • An Apply button which lets you perform multiple renames without closing the dialog.

Improvements to the Image Viewer including:

  • Configurable toolbar and hotkeys, including the ability to run arbitrary commands on the current image file.
  • A new image marking system which makes it much easier to sort through a folder of photos to identify the ones you want to keep, print, share, etc.
  • A read-ahead cache for faster image loading.
  • An integrated metadata panel which lets you edit EXIF and other metadata from within the viewer.

Enhanced file and folder labels including:

  • The ability to assign more than one label at once (label attributes are combined).
  • Label categories (lets you organise your labels into groups).
  • Adjustable label priority (for when more than one wildcard or filter label applies to a file)
  • A new status icon system that lets you assign one or more status icons to each files (e.g. to track which files are 'done', 'watched', 'urgent' or 'to-do').