Default Programs Editor 2.7.2676.2142      

Size:  1.02MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2018-03-25  | Changelog

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OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Downloads:   6561

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10



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Software Product Description

Default Programs Editor is a powerful file association utility for Windows.

It 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

Autoplay Settings:

  • 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)

Additional Features:

  • 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

Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

What's New in version 2.7:

New Features:

  • Added support for editing 'Open With' programs.
  • Added support for editing context menu item icons.
  • Added support for registry backups of file type information.
  • Added "1" by default when browsing for an application, and added an option to toggle it.
  • "Show in folder" button added to success page when saving to a .reg file.
  • Increased performance when loading long lists.
  • Better support for deleting verb precedence trees.
  • Increased keyboard accessibility.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed miscellaneous layout bugs.
  • Fixed being stuck on the the options page after an elevated restart.
  • Fixed issue causing scope labels to be listed twice for context menu items.

Crashes Fixed:

  • Setting certain applications as context menu default could cause a crash.
  • Selecting multiple extensions caused a crash when switching to the context menu page in certain scenarios.


"Cannot add file extension"

Reviewer: -Henry

Review Date: 2013-01-16

Pros: None

Cons: In the list of file extensions, there are no open office .odt, ods. Worse, I cannot add them to the list.

Other Thoughts: None


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