Types was designed to edit your file and program associations, icons, context menus and more.
Setup is very simple with Types. By default, it will add it to your control panel and context menus. Optionally you can add a Start Menu and Desktop Icons. Set this up depending on how you might use it. For example, if you want to modify any associations and settings by right-clicking on a file as needed, then all you need is the context menu. If you might want to use it as an application, then control panel, startup item, and the desktop shortcut is all the same and opens the application itself. More on that below and in our screenshots.
The desktop icon, context menu, and startup item open the app and lists every known file association. You can delete or right-click for properties.
If you only used the context menu, then just right click on any file, and it will give you the same dialogue as the options mentioned above with the option called "Edit file type." From here you can change the name, class, define the action, choose an icon, and more. That's the whole app in a nutshell.
If you're unclear, screenshot one shows the whole application and screenshot two shows the context menu option.
We preferred the context menu item only. It's there when you need it, and it's rare you need to change numerous program association settings at the same time.
Types answers the problem of how to repair or modify file extension default settings quickly and easily. It can be done in windows, but it's nowhere near this easy.
Windows Defender flags this as a Trojan. It is a false positive. Initially designed for Windows XP and 7, it might not run under Windows 8 or 10.