Modify file extension associations with File Type Editor [Windows]

Windows Vista removed the feature to extensively customize file type associations. Now, you can only use Windows’ very basic association editor. Gunners File Type Editor seeks to fix that by bringing extensive support for filetype control back to Windows Vista and 7.

File Type Editor allows you to edit existing extensions, or add new extensions to your database. You can add and edit descriptions, icons, default program, and pretty much anything there is to do with filetypes. There’s a massive page of flags that you can check or uncheck to perform various miscellaneous tasks.

Gunners File Type Editor is an incredibly comprehensive file extension editor. It’s entirely portable, too, so you can keep it on any random thumb drive you want. It’s perfect for editing corrupted or broken file associations on pretty much any computer.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v3.1.4.8

Supported OS: Windows

Download size: 31KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/43

Portability: No installation required!

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  1. Jay

    I’ve been looking for years for a replacement for the type of control I used to have under Win95. The best I’ve been able to due so far is Default Program Editor http://defaultprogramseditor.com/
    which allows adding additional Actions, such as Edit and Print (also edits Autoplay actions as an added bonus).
    However, no tool seems to be able to make certain actions work under Win7, such as edit PDFs with Illustrator. I’m guessing that not only does the file type have to be associated, but also the application itself must register itself as a valid choice for that action.