In the Application Virtualization Client Management Console, the Results pane of the File Associations node can display a variety of columns. Extension, Description, and Application are shown by default.

You can add or remove a column simply by right-clicking in the Results pane, selecting View, then selecting Add/Remove Columns.

The list can be sorted by any of the columns. Columns that contain dates and times are sorted in chronological order, not alphabetical. For columns that contain a mix of dates and times and text, dates and times are considered to come before any other text.

The available column names contain the following elements.


The extension, such as DOC or HTML. This is the field by which the list is organized, so each extension is displayed once on the list.

The description or user-friendly name.

The name and version of the application associated with the default action of this file type.

The parameters for the default action.
Default Action

The name of the default action.

Displays Enabled or Disabled depending on whether Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is enabled for the default action.
Linked Extensions

A comma-separated list of other extensions that are associated with the same type.
Confirm Open

Displays Yes or No depending on whether Confirm open after download is selected.
Always Show

Displays Yes or No depending on whether Always show extension is selected.
Shell New

Displays Yes or No depending on whether the extension is added to the shell’s New menu.
Applies To

Displays User or Computer depending on whether this is a user-specific or machine-wide association.
Icon File

The original name of the icon file.
Icon Path

The original path or URL for the icon file.
Cached Icon File

The name of the icon files in cache (which is a GUID in the current implementation).
Cached Icon Path

The full path to the icon files in cache.
Content Type

The content type.
Perceived Type

The perceived type or blank.

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