Directory Opus Supports Virtual folders under the name "File Collections".
DOpus certainly looks good, but I think what we were wanting was something that sits outside the filemanager.
I guess it begs the question though, if DOpus has replaced Explorer (which it can, right? ) does that mean that its File Collections are outside of the filemanager (because it's become the Explorer)??
Yes, but not in a useful way.
The only way you can see what is in a collection is to open it in DOpus, where it looks just like any other folder. Outside, it doesn't.
For example, I run bbLean
as a shell, so I don't actually see anything on the desktop. All the files and folders are in a Desktop menu, and I can navigate anywhere from there (the shell context menu works too). That's great because I can tear off a menu at any point and leave it open if I want to return there without going down the tree again.
DOpus can put a 'shortcut' to the file collections on the Desktop, so that automatically appears in the menu, but it doesn't allow you to navigate down to a particular collection - all it does is open DOpus. You can't get a shortcut to an individual collection either
If what's needed is it be able to tag a group of files so that they can
be found as a group, then maybe it would be nice to have a way to quickly add them to a group in FaRR? If grabbing an open web page got URL|Title, then FaRR would also make a nice portable bookmark manager!