Directory Opus 8 — Best. Windows. File. Manager. Ever

One of the most glaring defects of Windows is its crappy file manager. You’d think after all this time that Microsoft might come out with a version of File Explorer that isn’t a waste of time, but alas they haven’t. As a result there are a number of File Explorer replacements that are actually usable for real-world file management.

GPSoftware has just released the latest version of its Explorer replacement, Directory Opus 8, and it is head and shoulders above any other File Explorer replacement program I’ve used.

The program actually goes back to the early 1990s when it was a popular file manager for the Amiga platform. The developers ported it to Windows a few years ago and have been busy improving and refining the program since.

The program has far to many features for me to even start describing here. You can download a trial version of the program.

The one drawback is the price — about US$63. But if you have file management needs that Microsoft’s dumbed down Explorer can’t handle, it’s more than worth it.

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