FileTypesMan: Free Alternative to Windows Default File Type Option

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the "File Types" tab in "Folder Options" of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.

FileTypesMan doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply copy the executable file (FileTypesMan.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.


This utility works on any version of Windows from Windows 98 to Windows 7. For using this utility under Windows 98/ME, you must download the non-Unicode version. For using this utility under x64 system, you should download the x64 version.

In some Windows 98 machines, an exception with CDFVIEW.DLL is occurred when starting FileTypesMan. To avoid this problem, go to the Options menu, and choose the 'Don't Load Icons' option. After that, FileTypesMan should work properly, but without displaying the icons according to file types.

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  • thankx vg that was good. . .

  • Thanks, VG, this is great if you're using Windows 7 and want to change your icons.

  • ...and Win7 doesn't let you.

  • Ive used this program as a matter of course for months now, nice that its being spread to the wider public.

  • I got Error 403 on that website. :S

  • Nice App VG, thanks for the share!

  • This is one of the problems that Windows Vista/7 has and I can't believe that I need 3rd party software to do this. Why was the "File Types" tab removed from "Folder Options"? Was it that inconvenient that it needed to be removed?

  • Very useful tip!

    But hournestly, isn't there more developed apps for work with Windows file associations?
    I mean, NirSoft has been known for quite long time

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