Manage file type associations easily, even restoring default extensions, with FileTypesMan


FileTypesMan is an alternative to the ‘File Types’ tab in Windows’ ‘Folder Options’. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer.

For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more. FileTypesMan allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.

Sometimes, when you install a new software, it automatically replaces the file types associated with various file extensions. The icon of the extension is usually also replaced to the icon of the new application. The ‘Replace File Type’ feature allows you to set the file extension back to the original file type.

In order to do that, select the desired file extension in the main window of FileTypesMan, and press F4. You’ll get a long list of available file types on your computer. Find and select the previous file type that handled the extension, and choose ‘Ok’. No installation needed, copy and run.

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