Default Programs Editor is a very useful tool which helps you to edit file type associations, add or remove AutoPlay handlers and static context menu entries. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, there is no option provided to add or edit context menu entries and static verbs (as in Windows XP’s "File Types" dialog.) Here is where the Default Programs Editor comes in handy.
Features of Default Programs Editor
File Type Settings
- Add, Edit, and Delete context menu items
- Change file type icon & description
- Change an extension’s associated file type
- Add, Edit, and Delete autoplay handlers
- Change which autoplay options are available for any media type
- Change the default autoplay handler
Default Programs Settings
- Add or Remove default associations
Fig 1: Default Programs Editor main window.
Fig 2: Context Menu Editor. (Remember the File Types dialog in Windows XP?)
Fig 3: Add or Remove AutoPlay Entries and manage settings
Fig 4: File Associations Editor
Fig 5: Additional Program Options
Default Programs Editor is designed for Vista and Windows 7. [Visit the Author’s site to download the software.]
About the author
Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.