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Windows 7: Change File Description

07 Aug 2009   #1
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 
Change File Description

Hi im wondering if there's a way that i could change the description of a file for example from "zoom player file" to "MPEG4 Video" theres a program that i used one time called Creative Element Power Tools but its not free and ive already used the trial, so if anyone could tell me if theres a another program that i could use or a workaround in windows 7 that would be great.

Thanks in advance .


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07 Aug 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the only way i know, without downloading additional software, is to use regedit, and search for 'zoom player file' in the H_KEY_CLASSES_ROOT key.

if this makes no sense to you, try this link, but i don;t know if the programs will work in 7, or not...

i am unfamiliar with zoom player, but maybe it has renamed lots of other file types as well...

hope it helps!
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07 Aug 2009   #3
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Have you tried going to 'Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations' and change the program for the filetype to something else and then changing it back.

Say from Media Player to Media Center and then back again.


EDIT: just saves messing with the registry if you don't need to.
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07 Aug 2009   #4
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
Have you tried going to 'Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations' and change the program for the filetype to something else and then changing it back.

Say from Media Player to Media Center and then back again.


EDIT: just saves messing with the registry if you don't need to.
Yeah i did and nothing.
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07 Aug 2009   #5
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
the only way i know, without downloading additional software, is to use regedit, and search for 'zoom player file' in the H_KEY_CLASSES_ROOT key.

if this makes no sense to you, try this link, but i don;t know if the programs will work in 7, or not...

i am unfamiliar with zoom player, but maybe it has renamed lots of other file types as well...

hope it helps!

Thanksssssss, i used one of the programs you showed me and it worked thanks a lot
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07 Aug 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

another happy customer.
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