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Author Topic: Can I alter an exe's File Description?  (Read 3285 times)

Curt

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Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:48:16 AM »
AnyPhoto.jpg > mouse right-click > Open With... > "3D Image Commander a full-featured software that allows you to create advanced thumbnails with cool 3D styles and effects. Protect your copyrights with a copyright notice. Add text comments to any image. Create images with effects like 3D perspective, 3D"

-I am tired of this enormous waste of space; When I right-click a picture, I really don't want the list of editors to be just as wide as the monitor! Any way I can alter this exe's File Description, please?
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> Open With... >:

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« Last Edit: July 10, 2011, 02:00:22 PM by Curt »

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 10:27:01 AM »

Which OS?


This article at www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500 (click here) might help.

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 11:22:38 AM »
Curt, look for the string in your registry under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER-Software-Microsoft-Windows-ShellNoRoam-MUICache


Edit: Apparently, the path is different starting from Vista.
Nirsoft to the rescue: http://www.nirsoft.n...s/muicache_view.html



« Last Edit: July 10, 2011, 11:31:19 AM by nosh »

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 11:34:02 AM »
nosh,

On my Windows 7 machine that registry key only has two entries for DOpus - nothing else. I think there must be another key that holds that info. Though I normally use the file extensions list in DOpus to change the names of file associations - that drives me nuts too Curt!!

Jim

Yikes! That edit wasn’t there in your post when I first typed my post, nosh! I started the post, then searched my registry, then finished the post and you had already answered me - talk about efficiency!!

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 11:36:11 AM »
Yep, have updated my post.

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 11:37:04 AM »
And your edit wasn't there when I posted my last post. We're going in circles here. :D

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 11:52:28 AM »
OK, I give up first!   :-[

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 01:54:55 PM »
Instinctively, certainly not by knowledge, I say this must be a matter of altering the particular executive file, (named "imagecommander3D.exe"), not the Operating System's registry. Because this computer has been visited by more than a thousand programs, but no other program has been giving me this problem - they all show up displaying their normal name only. But of course, only a relative few was ever used via "Open with..." or similar.

32-bits Vista Home Premium.


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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 02:20:53 PM »
Nirsoft to the rescue: http://www.nirsoft.n...s/muicache_view.html
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Oh, why did I absolutely have to post my rubbish before testing if the advices were right?! Thank you, nosh and J-Mac; you were right! Problem solved :-)


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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 04:57:02 PM »
Windows does pick up that string from the .exe so you weren't entirely wrong. The program already had an entry in your registry, so if you modified the exe you'd have to locate and delete the existing entry and then do an... open with... browse to exe... before the modified string would come into effect.

You can use a resource editor like Resedit to take a peek inside your exe, if you're curious.

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 05:58:15 PM »
Nirsoft to the rescue: http://www.nirsoft.n...s/muicache_view.html

I should specify that I didn't use nirsoft's app, but went straight to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache, via Firefox > "Open in RegEdit", and then scrolled to 3D..., to delete the long story-like description, only leaving "3D Image Commander".

ResEdit wouldn't play along, as far as I could (not?) understand:

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Edit:
Seems Windows® Platform SDK is needed.

« Last Edit: July 10, 2011, 06:06:03 PM by Curt »

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Re: Can I alter an exe's File Description?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 08:11:42 PM »
Might have also found it with Universal Extractor?

Jim