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Default Programs Editor Alternatives

Default Programs Editor is described as 'powerful but simple file association utility for Windows 7, Vista and XP. This free utility has three main functions: context menu editor, auto-play editor, and default programs association editor' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Default Programs Editor for Windows, Mac and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is FileMenu Tools, which is free. Other great apps like Default Programs Editor are Types, FileTypesMan, Winaero Context Menu Tuner and Gunners File Type Editor.

Default Programs Editor alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Default Programs Editor.
This page was last updated Jun 25, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • .NET Framework

Default Programs Editor is a powerful but simple file association utility for Windows 7, Vista and XP. This free utility...

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  1. FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer.

  2. Types

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    “Types” is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.

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    It only affect the mime-type it has nothing to do with associating a file type with an application.

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  3. FileTypesMan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

  4. Winaero Context Menu Tuner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Context Menu Tuner is an application which allows you to customize Explorer's context menu in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

  5. Gunners File Type Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Gunners File Type Editor allows you to you to create/modify various properties for file extensions. Each user can have different properties for a file extension. For example, the default program to open .txt files when you double click on a file with the .


    Latest version released on Jul. 9, 2010.

  6. RCDefaultApp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only).

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  7. Magic Launch

    • Mac

    Magic Launch is a preference pane that lets you customize the experience of opening files on your Mac. Open your files using the original application that created them or create custom rules to decide which application should open a file.

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