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

Autoplay Settings

  • 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

Screenshots

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.]


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2 Comments

  1. Some One
    said this on Wednesday, January 19th 2011 8:25 pm

    I think it would have helped your article to mention right away that this is a 3rd party application. My thoughts were “Where did this come from in Windows 7???” Great application find though!

  2. Paultx
    said this on Tuesday, March 16th 2010 8:37 pm

    I used this app to add a context menu option for audio files I have in a XP PC, Play with IrfanView, but it didn’t work in W7. I associated the action to the IrfanView executable, like I did in XP, but the problem seems to be that in XP IrfanView invokes a plug-in or something that Default Programs Editor can’t deal with or enable in W7.

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