Universal Viewer – A File Viewer with many supported formats

Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer with wide range of formats supported. Implemented view modes and corresponding file formats are:

Text, Binary, Hex, Unicode: any files, of unlimited size
RTF, UTF-8: RTF and UTF-8 encoded texts
Image: all general graphics formats: BMP JPG GIF PNG TGA TIFF; plus all formats supported by IrfanView/XnView
Multimedia: all formats supported by MS Windows Media Player: AVI MPG WMV MP3
Internet: all formats supported by MS Internet Explorer: HTML PDF XML MHT
Plugins: all formats supported by Total Commander Lister plugins
MS Office: all file types of MS Office (if installed): DOC DOCX XLS PPT
Converters: some types can be viewed as plain text: DOC DOCX PDF PPT ODT

It is integrated into Windows Explorer’s context menu; simply right-click a file and select the “Universal Viewer” item.

Additional features:

  • Built-in functions of popular plugins: images, multimedia, webpages view
  • Support for multiple codepages: ANSI, OEM, EBCDIC, ISO etc.
  • Support for text converters for DOC, DOCX, ODT, PDF etc.
  • Support for user tools
  • Toolbar, status bar, other interface improvements
  • Auto-reloading of file on changing, “Follow tail” option
  • Displaying of line numbers
  • Displaying of non-printable characters
  • Combined Unicode/Hex mode (call Unicode mode twice)
  • Modern RegEx search library
  • Print preview
  • EXIF viewer
  • NavPanel add-on to add Explorer interface

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. M. Fawzi

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  3. Fred warkentin

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