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    Managing file types in Windows 7

    I have tried to use Nirsoft's FileTypesMan [http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html ] to lessen the load of file extension management, but I cannot seem to get it to allow editing file type names or descriptions, making it pointless.

    Can anyone tell me how / why I cannot edit the type names, or point me to a more productive utility?

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    You can change a file type description in that program. I think to change a file type name you would need to use its Open File Type in RegEdit option and change the name there.

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    Chuck, write to Nir! He is quite responsive to questions, if brief in reply.
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    Are you running it as "Administrator"?

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    Joe / Batcher / Bruce;

    I was running it in a login with Admin rights; I had written to Nir yesterday, and am waiting; I found the Open in Registry function, and that may be the [only] way to do it. I liked not having it in the registry itself though...less chance for "complications."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Joe / Batcher / Bruce;

    I was running it in a login with Admin rights; I had written to Nir yesterday, and am waiting; I found the Open in Registry function, and that may be the [only] way to do it. I liked not having it in the registry itself though...less chance for "complications."
    Don't care about what right the login user has if it is not the "Administrator" user. This has been said many times - with each version since Vista even though you are a member of the administrator group that does not give you unfettered access to the system. There are many files and other objects in the system that you can't modify unless you "Run as administrator".

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    Joe;

    OK, point taken. I'll give that a look.

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    Joe, logged in as Admin, not only could I not change the extension name, it was "now" grayed out as well.

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    Try logging in as your normal user, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder containing the .exe file, right click on the .exe file, select "Run as administrator".

    Joe

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