The file type description can be changed by altering a registry value under the ProgID of a file type. For more information on using the Registry Editor (regedit.exe), see the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Windows XP - Using Regedit.exe:
The default ProgID location for .mp3 file types, is given below.
Double-click "FriendlyTypeName" and assign a preferred string, say "MP3 file"
Logoff and login back, for the change to take effect.
IMPORTANT: The above assumes that you're using Windows Media Player to play .mp3 audio. In case you had installed a third-party mp3 audio player and set it as the default handler for mp3, then the ProgID/registry location varies. If that's the case, send me a .mp3 file association log. Follow these steps:
1. Download FileExtInfo.zip from here:
2. Unzip the utility and extract the files to Desktop.
3. Double-click "FileExtInfo.exe" to run it.
4. Select the file type from the list box
5. Click "View file association report"
6. Copy the contents of the report and include it in your reply.
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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"Doug" <Doug@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F6A5EE3B-7F01-4D0B-865E-367A703EB318@microsoft.com...
Is it possible, in Windows Explorer Search, to display the actual type,
rather than the description of the type? eg .mp3 rather than "MPEG