XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

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XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

Post by pat55 » 09 Jan 2018 20:47

I sent the following to Directory Opus twice and they have NOT responded (just as I expected)

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"Hi Leo or staff,

I want to purchase you pro version and have just two concerns.

1. ERROR CANT CLICK FULL LINE OR ROW C^ 8-01-06_7630 attached screen
capture. It is important to me to be able to select a line by clicking
ANYWHERE on that line. I think that is what you intended but - it is not
happening for me here. I hope you will clarify this 'minor' error.

2. The following was posted on the XY newsgroup a couple of days ago.
THIS is serious IMHO. I have been at computers since 1980 and have never
encountered this problem before - this includes all the MSoft File
Explorers going back 38 years.
This morning I verified that the Win 10 M$ File Explorer NOW has this
very same problem as I have experienced with Opus - before starting Opus.
Can you fix this? I have the latest Win 10 Pro version. Is there a
chance that files may be lost because of this problem?
Is this a major problem or not?
z
Respectfully,
Pat


Opus apparently has a folder tree problem. The top part of the tree - all
folders are empty. The same folders listed further down - everything
appears to be correct and works as expected.

That same problem has apparently also been infecting the win10 M$ File
Explorer."
... See other Opus post please.
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While waiting for Leo or Opus to respond - I finally started testing Opus search ability. Being able to accurately find things is critical to me and no doubt most others.

Test 1 XY found 620 Opus found 595 (I could explain most with 'no space' between words.)

Test 2 XY 955 Opus 739 could explain most per above.

Test 3 XY 1251 Opus 40 only? "Everything" by Void.com 1261

The small difference between XY and Everything apparently has a non harmful explanation IMHO. The exact search string was pasted into all three programs to ensure a proper test.

Conclusion:
Opus failed miserably and is not acceptable - on the lack of search ability alone! (and the non response to my email)

This morning I Restored my PC Win 10 back to 1-4-17 to get rid of Opus and hopefully the 'Folder Tree' problem.
This got rid of OPUS but NOT the Folder Tree problem in MS File Explorer. (XY did NOT have any such problems)

Look at the attached captures and you can see that G1,G2, G3 red icons are missing at top of display - both before and after Restore.

Questions:

Is there a way to fix this in the MS Explorer?

Should I just ignore this as being non harmful?

If anyone here contemplate purchasing Opus then please check the searching ability FIRST - I went through all the settings etc. and came up with some really nice screens - a total waste of time.
Do not forget the tree problem - Opus infection.

I hope the tree problem is non serious - had it been serious then the Restore should have fixed it (just a wild guess by me.)

Pat
PS. Please look at the names and file numbers of the attached screen captures. Thanks again all here at XY.
Attachments
C^ 8-01-09_7661.jpg
C^ 8-01-09_7661.jpg (72.77 KiB) Viewed 1647 times
Opus NOTICE NO ICONS C^ 8-01-08_7642.jpg
Opus NOTICE NO ICONS C^ 8-01-08_7642.jpg (66.23 KiB) Viewed 1647 times
MS File Explorer C^ 8-01-08_7641.jpg
MS File Explorer C^ 8-01-08_7641.jpg (109.04 KiB) Viewed 1647 times
MS File Exp after Restore C^ 8-01-09_7662.jpg
MS File Exp after Restore C^ 8-01-09_7662.jpg (66.42 KiB) Viewed 1647 times

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Re: XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

Post by admin » 09 Jan 2018 22:34

Why are you posting this here???

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Re: XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

Post by highend » 09 Jan 2018 23:01

There is a XY newsgroup? Cool!

Searching for <something unknown> paired with the number of matches? Awesome!

Missing icons, which we can't even see? Brilliant!

Since when is this a forum where we try to solve problems with other file managers? :?:
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Re: XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

Post by pat55 » 11 Jan 2018 00:54

Don - Cheer up - it is all in the title and what others have posted:
"Other Software
What other productivity software are you working with..."

As for making a fair comparison - it really does not take a book size dissertation - in spite of some claims.
It only needs to run and have the needed features - such as searching in my case.

As for fixing other software - we all depend on a lot of 'other' software - by helping others you may help yourself. Is that not so?

To that other guy... when a folder is empty - it has no icon (except perhaps a generic one) -right?
At least in this case. No great unsolved mystery here.

Had trouble updating the Win 10 with the Opus 'hangover' - needed multi restarts.

#52 Standard (flawed) arguments to anything anybody may say or does.
Timely: Why now, why not six months ago, yesterday or late next year.
Place: Why are you bringing this up here - it really belongs ...
Manner: Your sad, gleeful, orgasmic expressions speaks volumes ...
Sincerity: You can not possibly believe any of this yourself ...

For efficiency we can all just reference the number 52 as needed in the future. :D

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Re: XY vs. Directory Opus - it is not even close!

Post by highend » 12 Jan 2018 08:46

when a folder is empty - it has no icon (except perhaps a generic one) -right?
Seems I need to quote yourself...
and you can see that G1,G2, G3 red icons are missing at top of display
Absolutely, no red icons at the top...
As for fixing other software - we all depend on a lot of 'other' software - by helping others you may help yourself. Is that not so?
This is a product specific forum. Holy cow. If you have an issue with a competitors product, ask their support / their community and if you don't
get help there, don't ask for it here^^.

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