Types 2.6.5

billon on 7 Jan 2018
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Types allows you to customize how Windows handles different file types. Includes changing program associations, icons, context menus and other settings.

Supports many world languages.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Types
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Types.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileTypesMan, ExtMan
What's new?
  • Reverse combo box history.
  • Fixed crash on deleting an action while renaming it.

13 comments on Types  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Tertius 2010-10-09 18:58

Website changed. Files can be found at http://izt.name/apps/types/ and download link is http://izt.name/apps/types/Types.exe. No longer a zip file.

Emka 2011-12-26 10:39

v1.9.3 is up, still requiring .NET, don't know if still portable


Midas 2012-04-01 17:36

Now at v1.9.4, .Net required, install/uninstall cycle required for getting to executable (UniExtract not working). Changelog:

1.9.4 (Jan 4 2012):
Fixed certain types not appearing in the list.


Specular 2014-02-17 06:57

I can confirm this works for Windows 8 x64. Been looking for something to replace the lacking functionality once found in XP's folder actions tab.


Peter202 2014-03-01 11:55

Is this still portable? The .exe file can't be extracted.


Peter202 2014-03-03 14:33

Any tutorials how to create associations with this program? Also, can i backup the created association and then restore them after windows reinstall?


Peter202 2014-03-15 15:34

Does anyone know other similar program, but with option to export/import created associations?


lautrepay 2014-03-15 18:13


Midas 2014-03-15 22:27

@Peter202: have a look at WAssociate (http://wstudios.home.xs4all.nl/Associate/)...

Quoting from WAssociate online help "Backup" topic: "Find the speed button for starting RegEdit RegEdit and click on it. You can backup your registry by exporting" the relevant key/value...

NirSoft's FileTypesMan (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1478) could also be of interest.


Peter202 2014-03-16 15:52

Thanks! ExtMan is a good program.

I also found this program SMARegisTry Backup which allows you to backup easy registry keys that stores file associations: http://smartregistry.tk/


Peter202 2014-03-17 16:33

Where can i find list of the command parameters that can be used when creating association? I am talking about parameter like this "%1" which is used with the Open action.


lautrepay 2014-03-17 20:44

@Peter202: You will have to take a look at each program documentation (help files, wiki pages, even forums).


Midas 2014-05-23 14:01

According to Softpedia, which rates it with 4 stars, current Types version is v2.1.6.10711, but I couldn't find a changelog anywhere, or any program info for that matter (see http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Types.shtml).

Softpedia also indicates DotNET requirement is v2.0, but the framework pointed to by the program site (see ahead) is v3.5. As user Tertius noted above, the new Types site address is http://izt.name/apps/types/ -- the old page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/types/ is now mostly blank...


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