Summary: After upgrading to Directory Opus 8 your old file descriptions (added using the Set Description command) may have disappeared.
After upgrading to Directory Opus 8 from a previous version your old file descriptions (added using the Set Description command) may have disappeared. This is because Directory Opus 8 uses a different, incompatible system for storing file descriptions.
In response to feedback from many customers, Directory Opus 8 now uses the semi-standard descript.ion file description system. The old, proprietary system of file descriptions used in Directory Opus 6 is no longer supported; however, it is easy to configure Opus to convert your old file descriptions to the new system automatically.
Directory Opus 9:
Directory Opus 8:
- Go to Preferences - Miscellaneous - Advanced and turn on convert_descriptions.
- Create the following registry value using RegEdit:
(String) ConvertDescriptions = "1"
Then shutdown and restart Opus.
If this flag is set then Opus will automatically convert its old-style description files to the descript.ion format whenever it reads a directory containing one of the old files.