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Types is described as '“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' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to Types for Windows,.NET Framework, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is FileMenu Tools, which is free. Other great apps like Types are Default Programs Editor, FileTypesMan, Winaero Context Menu Tuner and Gunners File Type Editor.

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    FileMenu Tools

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    49 alternatives to FileMenu Tools 

    FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer. The application adds built-in utilities to perform operations on files and folders and adds customized commands that let users run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or...

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    1.  PortableFileMenu Tools can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFileMenu Tools can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Default Programs Editor

    • Windows
    • .NET Framework
    6 alternatives to Default Programs Editor 

    Default Programs Editor is a 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.

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    1.  PortableDefault Programs Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last update: March 11, 2018 (version 2.7.2676.2142)

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    FileTypesMan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    5 alternatives to FileTypesMan 

    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.

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    1.  PortableFileTypesMan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFileTypesMan can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    More simple interface with more options.

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    Winaero Context Menu Tuner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Winaero Context Menu Tuner 

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

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    1.  PortableWinaero Context Menu Tuner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Gunners File Type Editor icon

      Gunners File Type Editor

      • FreeProprietary
      • Shell
      • Windows
      6 alternatives to Gunners File Type Editor 

      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 .

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      1.  PortableGunners File Type Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        Discontinued

        Latest version 3.1.4.8 released on Jul. 9, 2010.

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        RCDefaultApp

        • FreeProprietary
        • Mac
        9 alternatives to RCDefaultApp 

        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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