Default Programs Editor: Yet Another Free Alternative to Windows Default File Type Option
Recently we posted about "FileTypesMan" which is an alternative to the "File Types" tab in "Folder Options" of Windows.
Today we are going to share another free tool which is a powerful file association utility for Windows.
"Default Programs Editor" is a context menu editor, an autoplay editor, and default programs association editor; essentially, the settings in the "Default Programs" Control Panel page. It's a replacement for the "File Types" dialog in Windows XP, and brings some key features of TweakUI to Windows Vista/7.
File Type Settings:
- Add, Edit, and Delete context menu items
- Edit file type information (such as icon and description)
- Change an extension's associated file type
- Add, Edit, and Delete autoplay handler programs
- Change which autoplay options are available for any media type
- Change the default autoplay handler
Default Programs Settings:
- Add or Remove default associations (possible to check, but not un-check, in Windows)
- Disable the "Search web for unknown extension" dialog
- Standalone utility, or install as a Control Panel applet
- Make direct changes to the system registry, or export edits as .reg files
- Designed for Vista and Windows 7 with UAC support
Its a portable app so you don't need to install it. Simply run the EXE file.
PS: If you are a Windows XP or Vista user, you'll need to install .NET Framework 3.5 to be able to use this app. Windows 7 users don't need to install it as its already included.
Thanks to our reader "André" for suggesting it...
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