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Changing application description in Explorer


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sheenae

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I'm trying to change the description for an application. The description appears next to the name of the application when the application is listed in an "Open with..." context menu. It also appears in the application's properties. Right-click on the application > Properties > General tab, and it's in the first section under "Type of file:"

The application is Foxit Reader, and the description currently reads, "Foxit Reader, Best Reader for Everyday Use!" which may be true, but is kind of long and unwieldy when it appears in my context menu.

Is it possible to alter this?
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gerryf

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If you want to edit just the context menu,

start > run
regedit
enter

search for
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache

select the yellow folder, right click, choose EXPORT and save a copy to desktop, then

scroll down on the right and you should find two keys with "FOXIT READER BEST FOR EVERYDAY USE"

Double click the entry and edit it to FOX READER...should work.....then close it all and see if it changed...

If it works and you are happy, throw the newly created REG file away
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sheenae

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Thank you! Your suggestion worked perfectly to change the context menus.
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great, changing the program itself would require a resource editor, which is likely overkill
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