Edit File Types, Auto play Settings And Default Programs In Windows 7/Vista With Default Programs Editor
Windows XP users who switched to Windows 7 will start missing the ‘File Types’ tab in the Folder Options dialog. The ‘File Types’ is replaced by Default Programs, which can be accessed either from the Start Menu or from Control Panel –> Programs –> Default Programs. Here is a small guide on how to change the default program of a file extension.
Many basic users are confused with confusing interface of the ‘Default Programs’ control panel item. For such people, here is a free program, Default Programs Editor, which gives a wizard-style step-by-step interface for all those settings that are accessible under the ‘Default Programs’.
You can edit file type associations, change the default programs with which a file opens upon double click, manage context menu items, add, edit or remove Auto play settings, etc. From the program’s Options screen, you can choose to install the program as a control panel applet, show ‘Jump to registry key’ links, disable ‘Search web for unknown extensions’ dialog box, show context menu shell extensions, and so on.
Default Programs Editor is a standalone exe file, hence not requiring installation. Take this portable app anywhere you go.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP. Requires Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 to be installed on your System.