MIMEView v1.10
Copyright (c) 2003 Nir Sofer


This utility displays the list of all MIME types defined in your system. For each MIME type, information about the associated file extension and installed plugin is also displayed.

Versions History

Date Version Description
  • Enable/disable the file dialog-box for specific MIME type.
  • Choose Columns dialog-box.
  • Auto size columns.
  • Find dialog-box.
15/09/20031.00 First Release

Using MIMEView

MIMEView is a standalone executable, and it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just copy the executable (MIMEView.exe) to any folder you want, and run it.

After you run it, the list of all MIME types is displayed in the main window. The following table contains a little explanation about each column in the table:
Column Description
Content Type Simply the name of the MIME type
Extension The file extension associated with this MIME type.
Plugin Name The name of the plugin. This column is only relevant to MIME types with installed components/plugins.
Plugin Version The version of the plugin or component. This version number is loaded from the Registry.
Plugin ProgID The ProgID of the plugin/component, as it appears in the Registry.
Plugin File The DLL or OCX file that contains the plugin software.
File Dialog If the value at this column is "Yes", the "File Download" dialog-box appears in Internet Explorer browser when you click on a link containing a file with this MIME type. You can change this value by using the "Enable File Dialog" and "Disable File Dialog" options.
Open Command The command in this column is executed when you open the file associated with this MIME type/extension.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of all MIME types into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of all MIME types into a tab-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of all MIME types into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of all MIME types into horizontal HTML file.
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of all MIME types into vertical HTML file.


This utility is released as freeware for personal and non-commercial use. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

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