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.propdesc File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Property Description
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .propdesc. Files with the file extension .propdesc can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .propdesc files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .propdesc file?

PROPDESC files stands for property description files developed by Microsoft. They are also known as settings files because they are usually the XML files that contain property descriptions that can be searched with the use of Windows Search. PROPDESC files are mainly created for the properties not found in the property system and in order for these files to function properly and well, they must not be stored in a user directory but in a global location. Data and elements that are included in PROPDESC files are label, alias, display, search, and type information by which labels, data types and help strings are the most common attributes included. PROPDESC files can be opened when Windows Search is run. This is a very important Windows utility enabling users to find the files they need in a system instantly by typing the filename on the search box. PROPDESC files can also be edited with the use of any text editor.

how to open a .propdesc file?

Launch a .propdesc file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .propdesc file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .propdesc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .propdesc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .propdesc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .propdesc file association errors

applications that open a .propdesc file

Microsoft Windows Search

Microsoft Windows Search

Windows Search is a desktop search platform produced by Microsoft Corporation for Microsoft Windows, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It features incremental search, or the so called “search as you type”. It starts searching as soon as characters are entered in the search box, and keeps on refining and filtering the search results as more characters are typed in. This results in finding the necessary files even before the full search text is entered. Property Description (PROPDESC) files is also known as settings files because they are the XML files that handle property descriptions that can be used for searching thru Windows Search. These files must be stored in global location and are made for the properties not found in the system to work properly. Windows Search is the application to open PROPDESC files. It is the very significant utility in Windows that makes it capable for users to find the files in the system just by typing the filename in the search box. Any text editor can edit or modified a PROPDESC file.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .propdesc files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .propdesc. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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