is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your own computer.
For every single file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Sort, Flags, Browser Flags, and much more.
additionally allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of every file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove activities in a file type.
To be able to start using it, just copy the executable file (FileTypesMan
.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.
After running it, you need to wait a couple of seconds until the file types list is loaded. In case the loading procedure is too slow, it's recommended to turn off the icons loading (Options->Don't Load Icons in menu), so in the next time that you run FileTypesMan
, the loading procedure will be faster.
The primary window of FileTypesMan
contains 2 panes. The upper pane shows the list of all extensions/file types registered on your own computer. When you pick a single file type in the upper pane, the lower pane shows the listing of all activities of the selected type.
Sometimes, when you install a new software, it automatically replaces the file types associated with various file extensions. What this means is that when you double-click the file, the new installed application is opened, rather than the old one. The icon of the extension is generally additionally replaced to the icon of the brand new application.
The 'Replace File Type' feature allows you to set the file extension back to the original file type. To be able to do that, select the desired file extension in the primary window of FileTypesMan
, and press F4. You'll get a very long list of available file types on your own computer. Find and select the last file type that managed the extension, and choose 'Ok'.
Each time that you simply make a change in the properties of a file type, FileTypesMan
automatically initiate an overall desktop refresh, which means that your changes will take affect immediately, even for opened Explorer windows. Nevertheless, on slow computers, this desktop refresh might consume a reasonable quantity of CPU resources, and even hang the whole operating system for a couple of seconds. If you'd like to prevent this desktop refresh on each change that you simply make, just disable the automatic refresh, by unchecking the option under the following menu: Options->Automatic Desktop Refresh.
You could always start a desktop refresh when you really need it, by simply selecting 'File->Refresh Desktop Now' from the main menu.
proves to be a reliable application that assists you to keep an eye on all file extensions found on your own system, and is suited to beginners and professionals likewise.
Download and install FileTypesMan
safely and without concerns.