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Change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer.

This tweak is used to change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer when you click on the Details in View menu.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
The ".EXE" files are the executable files, which can be run independently from Run option in Start menu or from MS Command prompt. The description can be accessed when you click on the Details in View menu.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click and modify the data of “Default” String value to the desired description of your choice (for eg. "This is EXE file").

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Change Exe Description.reg

The '.reg' file can change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer.

Default Exe Description.reg

The '.reg' file shows the default decription for “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer.

Registry Entry 1 :

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Description for ‘.exe’ files is changed.

Default description for ‘.exe’ files is visible.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\], in the open area right-click on "(Default)" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the description that you wish to show (for eg. "This is EXE file") in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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