-- For Commodore 64, Plus/4 and Vic-20 --

DIRPLUS is a SD2IEC file browser, program starter and file manager solution for your Commodore 8 bit home computer. My goal with the file management functionality has been that you never should have to put your SD card in a modern computer for file managing.

You can copy and paste files between folders, rename files etc. You can view some file formats and even extract files from disk images. You can also set 16 global tools that you can reach from any folder or disk image. For example, start an outside word processor inside of a disk image that only contains text files.

DirPlus is the only browser that lets you browse around while the directory is still being loaded. It's also the only browser that supports SD2IEC partitions, which makes it possible to copy files in and out of disk images using the normal copy function. You can also more easily restart dirplus when you are inside a disk image.

Other DirPlus-specific features are global user notes available from any folder or partition and DirPlus Dos which is a command line interface.


The versions for the different computers are part of the same installation and the correct program is loaded when starting the program "D". This way, you can use the same SD card for all of your Commodore 8 bit home computers.


(manual NOT included):
Instructions manual
dirplus710.pdf (June 2023)

Small Plus/4 bugfix: (April 2024)

Older versions: 7.0.pdf 6.0.pdf 5.0 4.11 4.10 4.00 3.1c 3.10 3.00 2.1 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.2 vic 20 disk menu

Beginner's tips

#1: Unlike other browsers, you can go ahead and navigate while the directory is still being loaded. (C64/Plus4)

#2: To quickly search a huge directory without even loading the directory, press U and then enter a dos search pattern or just the start of the filenames you want, for example A for all filenames starting with A.

Computer model support chart

ComputerDirPlus Browser functionalityDirPlus DosSoft Jiffy disk turbo includedPi1541 support
C64FullYesNo. (Most C64 users have a fast loader cartridge anyway).Yes*
Plus/4 (or expanded C16)FullYesYes, but only used if needed. Yes*
Unexpanded C16Partial. (It's slower and lacks the most recent functions).YesYes, but only used if needed. DirPlus Dos: Yes* Browser: No
Vic-20Partial. More functionality with ram expansion than without. Also includes special Vic-20 features. Exp: Yes Unex: No Yes, but only used if needed. Dirplus Dos: Yes* Exp. Browser: Yes* Unex. Browser: No
C128 in 128 mode (40 and 80 column mode)No (cbm file browser 128 is started by default).YesYes.DirPlus Dos: Yes* Browsers: No
*Pi1541 Support: Only functions possible on the Pi1541 works on a Pi1541 (of course). Read the pi1541 section in the manual for more information.

News in V7.1 (Nov 2022):

  • Bugfix: The browser sometimes thought it was in a disk image when it wasn’t. This was hard to track down but it’s now fixed. The bug was in the delete routine. (C64 & Plus/4)

  • More C64 disk turbos are disabled at startup if you have JiffyDos installed, not just The Final Cartridge’s turbo.

  • Bugfix: The function for going to a random file (X key) now doesn't stop the loading of the directory. (C64 & Plus/4)

  • A bug related to Plus/4 with Pi1541 was found and fixed but not tested.

    Files altered in this update: 1, D, 64, 64B, DP, DPBS and Pi1541.d64.

    Upgrading Dirplus to the latest version

    Copy everything from the downloaded zip file to your SD card's root directory (on partition 1) so that the contents of the DIRPLUS folder will be overwritten with new versions etc.

    If you want to refresh the D starter in some folders then just delete D in that folder and then press P to prepare it.

    Anders Persson, Nov 2022

    Also see extras711.txt (June 2023)


  • 2022: Copy or move files according to a pattern in DirPlus: Two different methods
  • 2022: SD2IEC partitions with Dirplus 7.0.
  • 2021: Dirplus 6.0 on C64 and C128.
  • 2021: Preview: Dirplus Dos 5.1 (6.0) on C128 with two screens.
  • 2021: DirPlus 5.1 preview (6.0) - The Vic-20 browser now works with Pi1541.
  • 2021: Sneak preview: Dirplus Dos 5.1 (6.0) (here on Vic-20)
  • 2020: The new features of V3.0
  • 2018: Dir Plus V1.0
  • 2013: Vic-20 Disk Menu V27 - SD2IEC + SJLOAD

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