Preferences for Windows 7?

Hi. I recently upgraded from Opus ver 9 to 10, and in the process have started using Andy's setup with some modifications I've used in the past. Sorry (and embarassed) to admit this, but I've never understood Windows 7 virtual folders & libraries, although the ones in Opus make perfect sense to me & I use them!

Anyway, with version 9 I used to be able to go into C:\Documents and Settings... and follow long, circuitous paths to get to whatever it was that Windows decided it needed to save for me in some labyrinth subdirectory. I don't know if this was a real folder or a make believe library or whatever, but as long as I could follow the path & get to my files I was "happy". With the change to ver 10 & Andy's modifications, I can no longer do this. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with something in the Settings->Preferences area, but I'm totally clueless.

For example, I had a link to an html file in "file:///C:/Users/Rainy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/..." & I can still navigate to C:\Users\Rainy but after that I get lost. Please help!!! How do I set Opus up so that it will let me follow paths (real or fictional) to "Documents & Settings" and all of the other Windows stuff. Thank you.

Those changes aren't to do with Opus itself. Windows 7 just has a slightly different layout for its directories and uses different names for some things (e.g. "Documents and Settings" is now just "Users").

Opus just shows you what is there. The problem is knowing where you want to go (which I don't know, of course).

In the example you gave, you can quickly go to the Internet Cache folder by typing "/internetcache" into Opus. That is a folder alias which will automatically look-up the location of the Internet Cache on your computer and take you there.

As well as what Leo says; if you go to C:\Users\Rainy and don't see the AppData directory in there, turning off the Preferences / Folders / Folder Display / Hide protected operating system files option should make it visible.

Yup, that did it. In my whirlwind panic I guess I was trying everything, even things that made no sense! Thanks again. Now if Opus could please re-write Windows so it made sense?? (maybe fix iTunes too while you're at it). The last operating system I really liked was IBM's OS/2 (that should date me). It never gained the acclaim it deserved when Windows was just a GUI over DOS.

Wait till you get your hands on Windows 8. You'll have 2 entirely different GUI's to deal with :wink:


I fixed iTunes by uninstalling it. :slight_smile:

Shows that you're a pro. That's the only way to fix it. :unamused: