Windows explorer in Type columns sometime displays Type name like: "XXX File", sometime displays associated application name like "Adobe Acrobat Document", and for some application it displays full path to application that is associated with file extension like "C:\Program Files...\YYY.exe".

How to fix things for case where full application path is displayed to show just name, not whole path?

Or alternatively, how to reset all to just show file type name, not associated program name?

  • Is it just one specific file-type that is showing the full path? – user3463 Jun 13 '12 at 7:16
  • @RandolphWest For now yes, and I want to solve this case, but am also interested how to fix this in more general way if possible. – watbywbarif Jun 13 '12 at 7:24
  • If it's just one file type, shift + right click on one of the files, choose Open With, change it to Notepad (for example), then repeat the process with the correct application. See if that fixes it. – user3463 Jun 13 '12 at 7:44
  • @RandolphWest Didn't help. – watbywbarif Jun 13 '12 at 7:46
  • Could you tell us which filetype? That might have something to do with it. There's a possibility the registration for the application is borked, which means editing the registry, but that's risky. – user3463 Jun 13 '12 at 7:47

Get a free tool called FileTypesMan.

Find the concerned filetype in that tool and edit Description for that file type.
This should probably fix your problem.

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