File Types Manager (FTM) is designed to viewing and editing properties (type name, icon, context menu, etc.) of the registered file types. This is something that is present in Windows XP by default and is available from the menu of any folder, but for some unknown reason is not in the Windows Vista/7. Instead, there is a very stupid tool named "Set Associations" where you can not change the type name, icon, context menu, and other usefull parameters. Since I often have to edit the file types, I decided to remedy this lack and write analog of the "File Types" dialog window (Windows XP).
According to the written above, FTM will be useful only for "happy" users of Windows Vista/7. The program may not work correctly in Windows XP, so do not try to run it, and this is meaningless, XP has its own tool. FTM carefully working with the registry: if for any reason, changes can not be saved in the registry, will be shown a detailed log with an expanded description of the problem. Although I tested FTM long enough, I decided to give the Beta status (although version 1.0). I think it makes no sense to write in detail how FTM works. Everything is simple and intuitive.
BTW, for ease to use, you can import to the registry the following .reg file. That adds the "File Types ..." item to the context menu for all files, and FTM will automatically moves on the file type (if registered) into the list, corresponding to the selected file.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellTypes] @=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74, 00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,46,00, 54,00,4d,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,36,00,30,00,30,00,30,00,00, 00 "HasLUAShield"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellTypescommand] @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25, 00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,46,00,54,00, 4d,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00
As usualy, I will be glad to any feedback and suggestions.
Supported operating systems
Windows Vista, 7
Files to download
Redirection to FTM_setup.zip, 852 KB
FTM_setup.html 132bytes 712 downloads
Redirection to FTM_bin.zip, 546 KB
FTM_bin.html 130bytes 925 downloads
Redirection to FTM_source.zip, 671 KB
Edited by Yashied, 29 February 2012 - 08:10 PM.