In another thread, I mentioned a crash I'd experienced with Directory Opus 9.0. Well, I've now spent hours of my time last night and today trying to figure out what is going on... And I think I finally have.
I've now reproduced this crash on my main system and under VMware, where I run a totally clean copy of Windows XP Home (clean, except for VMware Tools). So, I really think Directory Opus is at fault.
Could someone please try an experiment? If you run Directory Opus 18.104.22.168, especially under Windows XP, extract the attached file crashDO.zip to your SendTo folder. The archive contains only an innocuous shortcut, contained in the relative directory [X]. So, after extracting the ZIP file to your SendTo folder, the result should be a single file, Internet - Temp.lnk, under this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\SendTo\[X]\
After that is done, restart Directory Opus (i.e. close down all copies of DOpus.exe and then run it again), then right click a file (any file should do) repeatedly in Directory Opus. It may happen on the first right click or the tenth, but DOpus.exe should crash... If I'm right. If you are running any version of Windows other than Windows XP, or any version of Directory Opus under 22.214.171.124, then this test proves nothing if DOpus.exe doesn't crash.