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How to easily change the "Type" description of file types in Explorer

Q: How to easily change the "Type" description of file types in Explorer

G'day everyone

After doing some Googling I discovered that it is impossible in Windows 7 to sort files by file extension -- one can only sort by file type, which depends on the file type description. This means that if I want to sort by file type, I need to rename the type descriptions of all my most commonly used files.

In addition, the only place where I can see a file's extension is in the file name itself, and not e.g. in the status bar when a file is selected. In Windows 7, the file type description (not the file extension) is also in the status bar.

In other words, in Windows 7 all files labelled e.g. "Opera Web Document" are sorted as if they have the same file type, regardless of whether they are .html, .htm, .mht, etc. And if I select a file and look at the status bar, the file's type is indicated as "Opera Web Document", without any clue as to the file extension. The only way for me to see the file extension is to increase the width of the "Name" column until the end of the file name becomes visible.

So... my question is:

Is there an easy way to simply rename the file type descriptions? I see that my JPG files are named "JPG File" and my PNG files are named "PNG" file, which is extremely useful. What I now want is to rename my HTML, HTM and MHT files' file types to "HTML File", "HTM File" and "MHT File", and the same would apply to all file types I often use (e.g. DOC, DOCX, XLS, XML, TXT, etc).


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A: How to easily change the "Type" description of file types in Explorer

Quote: Originally Posted by leuce

Is there an easy way to simply rename the file type descriptions?

I've discovered Default Programs Editor but that only does one file at a time, using a very long, cumbersome route. But... it works. Something quicker with the possibility to automate would be nice, though.

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I find myself creating batch files on a regular basis. At the moment I have to Right Click, New, Text Document, rename...

It takes so long!

So I was wondering if there was any way to add a file type to that menu you get when right-clicking->new.

In case you don't understand what I mean (can't blame you), you know when you right click on Windows Explorer background, then click "New", then you are presented a list of file types (Word Document, Excel Document, etc), and you can select one? I want to be able to add "Batch file" to that list. I know it is possible as I've seen programs do it, for example, when you install Microsoft Office the file types appear there.

Also, as a secondary question, is there any way to remove file types from the list? I uninstalled a program and it left it's shortcuts there.. .

Thanks in advance!


A:How do I add file types to "Right-Click->New->" in Windows Explorer

Hello Hnefatl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to add New -> BAT File to the context menu. New Batch File - Add to Context Menu
Could you post a screenshot of the list that still has the file types in it to help ID where and what this may be? In the mean time, you might see if this may be what you after to unassociated the file extension.File Extension Type - Unassociate
Hope this helps,

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File "Description" data fields etc. no longer appear in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane. Please see attachment.

Operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium, Version 6.0.6002, Service Pack 2, Build 6002.

ID3 tag data can be edited using MP3Tag editor, but is no longer available for edit in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane.

Any advice about how to restore the data fields in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane would be appreciated.

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I some how changed file type .dst to open with Corel Draw. I need to change it back to unknown application. I am operating with Windows 10. I have tried going through control panel/default programs/ however it forces me to pick an application, no option for "unknown application".

A:Change default application back to "unknown" for file type of .dst

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file below to unassociate .dst files.


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I was looking at the content of some .com-playback file types using the "open with" command and then selecting VLC player. Unfortunately I accidentally had the box ticked to open all files of this type with VLC from now on.

The files were originally designated as being opened with an "unknown application". I can set these files to be opened by default with any program, but as it is not on the list how do I change it back to open with "unknown application"?

And now the .com-playback file types cannot be opened again as it used to.

Any advice appreciated , thanks.

A:file type Change back to "unknown application"

Hi korchi, Welcome to Seven forums.

1. Click the "Start" button, type "cmd", and press "Enter" while holding the "Ctrl" and "Shift" buttons. This runs the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

2. Click "Continue" in the confirmation window. If you are not currently logged in as an administrator, enter the administrator password.

3. Type "assoc .EXT=" in the Command Prompt window, replacing "EXT" with the actual file extension. Press "Enter" to remove the file association.

Or you can try to make changes in registry. Only do this if you are comfortable with registry editing.

1. Click the "Start" button, type "regedit" and press "Enter" while holding the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys.

2. Click "Continue" in the confirmation window, or type the administrator password, if requested.

3.Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes" in the Registry Editor. Right-click the extension under "Classes," select "Delete" and click "Yes" in the confirmation window.

4. Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExt." Right-click the extension under the "FileExt" folder in the left-hand pane, and select "Delete." Click "Yes" in the confirmation window.

5. Test that the association has been removed by double-clicking it fr... Read more

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I've been doing a lot of tidying up of my file types and associations, and one of the things that I have done is to ensure that all my most used file types have meaningful and accurate "friendly names". So, instead Explorer referring to .wv files as "WV File" it now says "WavPack Audio File". I've done this for numerous file types and it has all worked well and is correctly displayed in Explorer.

However, I also use Windows Libraries, and for some reason it is still using generic file descriptions, or older ones that I chose myself and subsequently updated.

I have done the usual things of clearing the icon cache and all other cache and temp storage. I've also completely rebuilt the index of the Library in question. I have even removed all folders from that library and deleted the top level library itself (then, after a reboot, recreated it by selecting 'Restore Default Libraries'), but as soon as I add my folder to the Library, the same old file names show up again.

I have done a thorough search of my Registry and some of the terms being displayed by the Library are nowhere to be found in the Registry (because I have updated every possible instance of the file type name) so it must be cached somewhere, unless its buried in some indecipherable format in the Registry that doesn't show up in search results.

If I click an incorrectly named 'file types' group in the Library, and then choose 'Open Folder Location' to look at the same files direct... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Libraries" displaying wrong File Type names

This could have something to do with your user files. Are you the Administrator of this computer & do you only have one user account?.

Click on Computer & then click on your main OS drive which is normally C:\, then click Users, which should show your user name as one of the folders. Click on that & select your Documents files & see if the new names are listed there, if so you can create a New Library by clicking on Include in Library, from the menu at the top, & selecting Create New Library.

If all the Documents are correct as mentioned above you could copy all the Documents into the New library & then after checking everything is correct you can delete the old library.

If you have more that one user account, it's possible that all the changes are being made on one account & you are then trying to access them on another account, so you keep getting the old arrangement.

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

A:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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I am using the "Windows 7 Basic" theme (with some modifications), but I find the selection colors difficult to distinguish in file explorer windows.

Hovering on a file is a light blue, clicking on a file is a slightly darker blue. There have been a number of instances where I accidently dropped a file into a folder because I had selected it by accident.

Is there any way to change the colors of the file selections (without changing the theme)?

A:Change file "selection" colors in explorer windows?

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Whenever I want to create a new directory in Explorer, by pressing file/create/directory or shortcut,
The dropdown menu also contains a lot of suggestions, to instead create files for some of the applications that are installed on the computer.
It annoys me , because it slows that dropdown menu down, and because I have _never_ even remotely considered creating a new file other than from inside the application which it is native to.

So can someone tell me, how to get rid of these extra options in the file dropdown menu.

Cheers, Finn Hammer, Denmark

A:Change "file dropdown menu" in explorer?

i think u have to use 3rd party software to remove or add
not 100% sure

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A:Change "Up" button on file explorer

I applaud your brevity in your query, But, if you ask an actual question, as in a whole sentence, we might be able help you further
From what I gather, you would like to change the Devices with Removable storage list at the bottom of the window? If your computer or printer has an SD card reader, it will show a different Removable Disk for each slot on the card reader.
This is for 8 but the solution is the same for 10: How to Separate ? - AskVG

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I checked one of my email accounts and found a message from myself, titled "COOL" with the following in the body:

"Hi guys,
I found a webpage,the items and the price are very good,I hope you also can access it and choose some items that you need.They supply all kinds of laptops,digital cameras,GPS,cellphones,game console and many other electronic products.If you buy more,you can get more discounts.
The website is: www.zyamaha.cc
Email: [email protected]

This from an email account I rarely use to send messages from. I went to that email address and found "I" had sent numerous others in my address book the same message. Oddly enough I have 4 "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)‏" messages but only two show up in sent messages folder. At the same time some but not all of my other email accounts have received the message, again none of these appear in the sent messages folder of the offending email account.

Here's the hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:45:16 PM, on 2/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLab... Read more

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I've recently noticed two entries at the top of the Task Manager which have blank "user name" and "description" fields. The first entry is about 1,300K, and the other is 660K.

When I right click on either, I can select "Perform Administrative Task". If I choose to do so, the blank entries disappear, and the "show processes from all users" box is checked.

I wonder if this is a security issue that Spybot, Windows Defender and AVG Free haven't picked up.

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Looks like another annoyance (don't get me wrong, i'm not a 10 hater ) : when i do "open with" and select a portable app, nothing happens :/ Also if in the portable app i tick options such as "show context menu", this won't take effect. All that worked fine on 7.

I dunno for 8.1 but i guess it's same as 10? Anyways, is there a workaround? Can't live without that! Another thing : the great"types.exe" app that we all use(d) on 7 doesn't work here, is there an alternative or not yet? Perhaps it's just not possible at all to have such

A:Portable apps file association/open with//"Types.exe" app

Originally Posted by unko

Looks like another annoyance (don't get me wrong, i'm not a 10 hater ) : when i do "open with" and select a portable app, nothing happens :/ Also if in the portable app i tick options such as "show context menu", this won't take effect. All that worked fine on 7.

I dunno for 8.1 but i guess it's same as 10? Anyways, is there a workaround? Can't live without that! Another thing : the great"types.exe" app that we all use(d) on 7 doesn't work here, is there an alternative or not yet? Perhaps it's just not possible at all to have such

The workaround is probably opening the portable app first and then open the file from there.

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Please look at the following picture:
Most of the folders that I work with on a regular basis contain files like this. However, as you can see, I usually sort all of my files by "type" in Windows 10 File Explorer so that it's easier for me to separate my files. However, I prefer it when even different types of files come in a certain order. As you can see, some of file types have already been modified in such a way. I have all of my Adobe Projects grouped together with 1), my audio files grouped with 2), my video files with 4), and so on. However, you may be wondering how I did this.

Well, I used this great program called "FileTypesMan," but it seems VERY outdated. And, unfortunately, it doesn't work for ALL file types. When I try to use the program to edit the "Type" of my PNG files to say "3) PNG Picture", it still always ends up as simply saying "PNG File," as can be seen in the picture above. I have the same issue with both .jpg and .jpeg files. I haven't bothered with XMP files yet, so ignore that.

Anyway, my question is this; is there any easier way to edit the "Type" of file for extensions? Is there a better program for Windows 10 than FileTypesMan? I've tried various registry edits but none of them seem to fix the problem even after I restart File Explorer.​ I just don't know what to do.

A:Windows File Associations "Types" (FileTypesMan)

Hi, you could try Gunners File Type Editor. But FileTypesMan is more comprehensive.

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When saving a file using "Save as" (From Office, for example), I can see in the target folder only the files matching the selected type. Is there an option to see all file types immediately, regardless of the selected file type? This would be very helpful, especially when looking for files with similar names and in order to get a quicker overview of the contents of the folder.


A:View all file types when saving with "Save as"

Normally you can click on Save as type then select All Files (*.*).

I don't know of any way to make this a permanent change.

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So, there's a location in File Explorer on Windows 10 you can go to called "Network." In this place, you can go to your router properties, and change some settings. Originally, a "General" tab was appearing in these router properties, and you could change some "settings" by clicking a button on that tab, and basically with the settings window that would appear, you could map ports/port forward. However, for some reason, (and I don't know what I did...) this "General" tab is no longer appearing in router properties. All I think I did was open up router properties and close it once, and i don't know, it's just gone, all I see is some router info in a "Network Device" tab.

The general tab normally looked like this: https://youtu.be/Resk2OtX_qs?t=41

So, what can I do to get this general tab back? I don't understand why it's gone.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I am trying to turn off "use DDE" as it applies to launching my text editor by double-clicking .txt files in Windows Explorer. I currently have .txt files set to open with a free text editor "Crimson Editor". I am experiencing 2 problems, described below.

OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


logon as administrator
Windows Explorer
Tools > Folder Options > File Types
go to extension .txt - Text Document
click Advanced
select action 'open'
click Edit

it displays with Use DDE checked. I uncheck it. (reason: I know from using this tool at work that it must be unchecked so that when multiple files are already displayed in the MDI app, upon double-clicking a new .txt file, it will join the other files in a new child window of the editor.)

I close the dialog.
I OK the File Types dialog.

- at this point, if I go back in, Use DDE is displayed as checked!? this is *problem number 1* - why is it not displayed as unchecked? is it a windows explorer bug? or some other problem inadvertently caused by me?

if I cancel out, so as not to disturb my Use DDE setting of 'unchecked', then dbl-clicking a .txt file does correctly allow the new text file to join the crowd - at this point I am still logged on as administrator.

if I leave Use DDE checked, and OK my way out of each dialog, then upon double-clicking a new .txt file, it will join the other files in a new child window of the editor. so it appears to work regardless if Use DDE... Read more

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We have upgraded our systems to Windows 7 (From XP). I have setup Indexing on our server and the employees use the Search Bar (upper right on a window) to search for a file they are looking for. However we have over 100,000 folders that we are looking though. Is there a way to set the Search to default type:Folder? Or have it search just folder names instead of showing files also?

If I type in "12345" it will take a minute to search everything and give me 20 files+1 folder.
If I type in "12345 type:folder" it will take 10 seconds and give me 1 folder.

When the employees are on the phone, quicker the better, and having them put "type:folder" after everything is time consuming for them.

I've looked around online and i'm not sure if i can do this.

The computers using this are running
Windows 7 Pro x64
Updated to Current

Server is Windows 2008 (Indexed folder the employees are searching in)
Updated to Current

A:Searching: Change Default Search options to set/add "Type:Folder"

You'll probably want to go with something like FileSearchEX to avoid retraining. There are a few others but this one closely matches your question.

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Some months ago I posted the following question and received a good working answer. Since that time I have upgraded to Windows 2000 from Win98. The previous procedure now no longer seems to work. Here is the problem as previously stated: When I run excel 97 and click on the “open” command the dialogue box shows a default choice for “files of type”. The default is "microsoft excel files" and I wish to change this default to “all files.” I know how to do this manually by selecting “all files” in the drop down menu, but want to avoid this step.
Any suggestions?

A:change default "files of type" in open dialog box

This is for XL2000


Don't know if it's any good for you though....

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When I run excel 97 and click on the “open” command the dialogue box shows a default choice for “files of type”. The default is "microsoft excel files" and I wish to change this default to “all files.” I know how to do this manually by selecting “all files” in the drop down menu, but want to avoid this step.

A:change default "files of type" in open dialog box

I asked somewhere else for you, rag, and they gave downright explicit instructions. Try it out:

Step 1
Close any open workbooks.

Step 2
Create a new workbook.

Step 3
Go to the VBE, and in the Project Explorer, click on VBAProject(Personal.xls).
Notes (in case anyone reading this does not know):
To get to the VBE, click on Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor, or press Alt+F11.
If the Project Explorer is not visible, while in the VBE click View > Project Explorer, or press Ctrl+R.
If you do not already have a Personal.xls project created, then create one, and return to Step 1. See Excel’s on line help for creating a Personal workbook.

Step 4
While in VBE with the Personal.xls project selected, click Insert > Module, and paste this in:

Sub Open_File()
Application.Dialogs(xlDialogOpen).Show Arg1:="*.*"
End Sub

Step 5
Click View > Microsoft Excel, or press Alt+F11.

Step 6
Click on Tools > Customize > Commands tab.

Step 7
With the Customize dialog box open, click on File from the worksheet menu bar. This will pull down the File menu options, and at the same time, enable the "Modify Selection" button on the Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.

Step 8
Click "Open" on the File menu, then click the "Modify Selection" button on the Customize dialog box. In the Name field, you should see something like "&Open…". So far so good.

Step 9
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Hi there,

I didn't really know how to google for this (although I did), so I didn't find anything proper and like to ask you: How do I remove the "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window? What I mean:
These labels above the different drives are really annoying, as I'm accustomed at one item after another and somehow one could change it to that view in every OS every since (XP, Vista), but now it doesn't seem to work? (I tried all the context menu items )

Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance, much appreciated!

Kind regards

A:Remove "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window?

you can change the view a bit by using the button highlighted below - i don't know if you can remove the labels though...

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I am new to Microsoft Message Analyzer and just downloaded version 1.4 and installed on my Windows 10 laptop
I saved my Windows System Event log as an .evtx file to have some data to start looking at. I note the column entitled 'summary' appears to show the body of the event message. However I see many rows which state "unable to retrieve the event description"
in this column, what do I need to do to fix this issues please? could it of been the way that I saved the .evtx file in the first instance (I accepted the defaults) or do I need to install some additional files/components so the messages are displayed

Thanks all

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When attempting to browse folders using Explorer opened from Start Menu Or left click on start button, Explorer will allow click on "-" to close paths, but hangs with hour glass if any attempt is made to expand any path or open any file. Explorer remains in this state until closed, at which time Windows asks if I wish to report the problem to Microsoft.
If I use the "My Computer" icon on the desktop to browse, all actions including access to networked resources work perfectly.
Can anyone please explain the difference between the two file browsing utilities and offer an explanation of the above?
My system is: AMD 3000; 2GB Ram Xp Pro with all service packs and updates. I am on a wired network with fixed IP addresses. Other network components are: Old Dual P350 with 0.5GB Ram running Windows 2000 (Explorer on this machine has no problems including access to networked resources); Buffalo 1TB Link Station; 2Wire ADSL router and HP LaserJet 1100 printer.

A:Solved: "File Explorer" hangs, "My Computer" does not?

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In Explorer 6.0 Where do I find "Hide file extensions for known file types" option ?
(N.B. It is not found using the Tools menu, then clicking Options or Folder options and
then the View tab, in the Advanced Settings pane, under Files and Folder which is not the correct route and headings.Explorer 6.0 does not provide this route. or heaings.)
Thanks,David B.

A:"Hide file extensions for known file types"

It's in Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer

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driving me nuts. something about 8 is diff than 7 with regard to setting up Network, and Type of network.
This seems to default any new network connection to "Private", whatever that means.
In order to share in a Homegroup I need the network type to be "Home".


I feel like Groundhog Day....

A:How to CHANGE Network TYPE to "HOME"

Private network is the new Home network with Windows 8, they just call it private network now. There is private network then guest and public but private is the one to use for Homegroups.

It works well with the Homegroup as designed.

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I am developing a software in which I need the user to point to a specific path in his hard disk, in order to make a backup of his database.

Please help me with the code in which the user clicks a button to bring up a browser, so the user can pick the path with the mouse, click it, and the specific field will be filled!

By the way, Im using VB 6.0 Enterprise.

Thank you for your help.

Joe Smith (azirion)


A:VB code to bring up a "explorer" type of browser

Use the Common Dialog Control. It sounds like exactly what you want. Look at this link for more details.

Good Luck!

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Best regards

Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Is there a way in 10 to add modifiers or switches to a default program?

For example, I would like a .xlsx Microsoft Excel file to open with C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1 (That is, adding " /e "%1 to the command line of the .exe file)

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations lets me change the default program, but not HOW the program opens.
When I click on a file type, a pop up only gives me the option of keeping the existing default, or looking for a different app. But no right-click option or otption to modify how the program opens (as I believe there was in XP & 7).
(Also, is there a better way I could have described the issue in the subject line?)

Thank you,

A:How do you edit default program for file type to include "/" option?

I would think you should be able to edit the shortcut to the executable with command switches or create a batch file to run using those same switches. Nothing should have changed with this process in Windows 10.

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"File Error
Exception of Type System
OutofMemoryException was thrown."

The above error message occurred while trying to copy my XP OS partition from my WinMe partition using a program which I believe is using xcopy which I downloaded from http://www.lexunfreeware.com/

I am trying to backup my programs which are on one partition, my WinXP OS which is on another partition and my data which is on another partition.

I am backing them up to a 2nd hard drive.

I was successful in backing up the "program" partition but received the error on backing up the XP Partition.

Any ideas what may have caused it?

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hi you wonderful people have already helped me find a card reader that is compatible with my "patriot" brand memory card, and now that it's here i'm attempting to use file recovery software called "smart recovery" and it's asking me what "type" of file to search for on the memory card. there are SO many choices and i don't know a lot about this. the default file type it wants to search for is jpeg, there is also bmp, avi, tiff, and a lot of brand names listed. my camera is konica minolta - i see minolta. anyone have any idea what i should choose? and, if i start will the wrong one, will it further ruin my chances of recovering any data? thanks to anyone willing to help!

A:What "type" of file are the images stored on your memory card?

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA


open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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I found a Google play download for android on softsonic but get error "file type exe not found" when selected from ad card? This is a nextbook PREMIUM 8SE multi touch capacitive screen, 800x600 pixels, 4.3 display 1080p, AML8726-M3 Cortex A9 1 GHz, DDR3 512 MB, Android OS 4.0 ice cream sandwich, OTA compatible, easy connect WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
That is all the specs I see. Any fixes? Thanks

A:file type exe not found"google play apk"android download error

Your post is confusing. Reads like your device is running an Android OS -- ICS. But, ".exe" files are MS Windows files, not Android. They're generally executables but can also be self-extracting archives Either way, they will do you no good on a machine running Android.

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RE: How to Make Windows 7 Search File Contents: 12 Steps

OK I have enable Win7 content search, but when I open Explorer to a desired directory and do CTRL+F I see the normal search window.

How do I search for instance within all htm(l) extended file, for all the files containing the word "?tant" and "?tang".

If I directly search for my content key words, the search will return all the file times, viz doc, xls, htm*, ...


A:How to file type limit content search? Ex. IN *.htm* find word "étant"

ext:htm AND ext:html

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Long story short, I used Handbrake to add soft subtitles to some video clips and the finished result are "unknown file types" which I have to open with vlc every time, the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box is greyed out.

The first file is a .m4v file and Handbrake also had the same output setting for the other files, but they're considered unknown by Windows. Pictured.

Anyone know of a fix?

A:How do I associate an "unknown file type" to a program?

Try renaming one of the .m4v files to .mp4 and see what that does.
Read more at M4V File Extension - Open .M4V Files

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I found this link through this site from another user..........Here......Which I created an icon I like. I also understand that all Icon designs need to be formatted in 259x256 pixels. But how do I save this pic to be formatted to Icon?

A:How do I save a picture as file type"Icon"?

You can just upload your picture to here Online Image Converter and download as .ico from the options list.


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I would like to know if I can change the MS Paint default file type for "save as" from BMP to JPG

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Hello all. This problem has been bothering me for a quite a while and I couldn't find any friends that are able to fix it aside from a reformat/Win7 re-install.

Anyway, the problem is that whenever I go to save a JPEG image, the 'Save as type:' box will appear appear as what is shown in the picture:


After some searching it appears that there is a file in shell32.dll that lists all the associated file types? Or something along those lines. Is there anyway I can fix this aside from reformat/re-install? I tried a system restore however I am not sure when this started happening.


The link directs to the image itself.

Thank you in advance.

A:Save as File Type "jpeg" does not appear. Suggestions?

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From the menubar, by selecting Tools > Folder Options > File Types
I was able to Add a new action for "Folder" and "File Folder".

Unfortunately, in the "Application used to perform action" text box I didn't catch a typing mistake. Now I would like to Edit the Action, but in the "Edit File Type" dialog box the Edit and Remove options are grayed-out.

How can I edit or remove the Action that I added ?

In addition, before making this typing mistake, I was able to double-click on a folder and explorer would open. Now I get the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel".

Thanks for the help.

A:unable to "Edit File Type" for Folders in XP

Folders do not have a "file type". They are not files. Best to delete what you have added.

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I added an " Print Directory Listing " from a website that I was using. This entry does not work and causes my computer to do strange things like bringing up the search window when I double click a drive. Please help me to get rid of it.


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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I'm not sure if the title is the exact wording, but while downloading several zip files I tried to speed up the process so I unchecked that little box. Well, now when I download the zip files it doesn't allow me the option to open/save/cancel and I'm not able to put the zip file where I want it--it goes into some temporary file where I'll never find them.

In short, how do I restore the setting that will bring back those options for me? I hope I'm making sense! Thanks!

A:Restore "always ask when downloading this type of file"

Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types -> Zip -> Advanced -> check Confirm Open After Download box

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Hi there.
I accidently disabled the "always ask before opening this type of file" when I was downloading a PNG file...now it always downloads it but sometimes I want to just open it. How do I get it to ask me what I want to do again?

A:Disabled "always ask before opening this type of file"

Never mind, I found away.
Open a folder, go to tools > folder options > file types > select the file type you wish to be prompted to download > press advanced > check the confirm open after download box.

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Hello All,

I started a few weeks ago on the PowerShell programing and I got my answer from here only. So am putting up the error that I am getting now to get some help again.

Scenario : I wrote a script that checks a Folder on a server and counts the number of files in it.Then when it finds the resulting number to be more then a specific value(threshold) it sends up a mail to the required alias. To break it all along the portion to send a mail is generated through DBmail using another .PS1 file.

In the PS1 file containing the main checking of number of files I am trying to pass 2 parameters :

1. Folder path on the server
2. the Threshold value of number of files

Now when I created a job to run this powershell script as :

& "C:\PowerShell\Power.PS1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10

IT fails with the error :

A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The corresponding line is '& "C:\PowerShell\Power.ps1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10'. Correct the script and reschedule the job. The error information returned by PowerShell is: 'Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32". Error: "Input string was not in a correct format." '. Process Exit Code -1. The step failed.

I really can not move forward on this.

Please help.

A:PowerShell issue ('Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32")

Just to add for reference Below is the code for the Power.Ps1 file that I have used :


[string] $directory_string,
[int] $benchmark


[int]$directory_file_count = 0

# check that the directory exists.
$does_directory_exist = (Test-Path $directory_string)

# if it does, then continue
if ($does_directory_exist)

# Check for the number of files on the directory
$directory_file_count = (get-childitem $directory_string -name -recurse).count

# If number of files exceeds the limit, send mail to notify

if($directory_file_count -gt $benchmark)
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX"



& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX "

& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject = "XXXX"
$body = " XXXX"

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