In Windows 10 Explorer, how do I change name used for "Type" of file?


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    In Windows 10 Explorer, how do I change name used for "Type" of file?


    HelloIn Windows 10 explorer, how do I change the name of each file type that appears in the "Type" column?The problem is that all Microsoft documents start with the word "Microsoft" and when you have a narrow Type colum you cant distinguish a "Microsoft Excel Document" file from a "Microsoft Word Document" file.So I would like to change "Microsoft Excel Document" to something much shorter like "MS Excel".And word to "MS Word"ThanksJ
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, a convenient utility to use to save accessing the registry is this:
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  3. EdTittel's Avatar
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    Search would of course show this, but this program -- FileTypesMan -- comes from Nir Sofer at Nirsoft.net. Find it here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html. Like many of his tools, this one's a gem.
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