There was an interesting discussion not long ago. People complain file names are just too user un-unfriendly. What is WISPTIS.exe? It is “Microsoft Tablet PC Platform Component”. How could you tell from its name?
Other people have rebuttal. File name is never meant to user friendly. If it is, what does it mean to international users? Do you want to localize the file name?
Other people have suggestion. You can store version information on binaries today. We should take advantage of that.
This is what I see on my machine. You will have WISPTIS.exe if you installed Microsoft Journal Viewer.
C:\>filever -v C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wisptis.exe
–a– W32i APP ENU 1.0.2201.0 shp 194,560 08-29-2002 wisptis.exe
Language 0x0409 (English (United States))
CharSet 0x04b0 Unicode
CompanyName Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription Microsoft Tablet PC Platform Component
ProductName Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
FileVersion 1.0.2201.0 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
LegalCopyright Copyright ? 1998-2002 Microsoft Corporation.
Struc Ver: 00010000
FileVer: 00010000:08990000 (1.0:2201.0)
ProdVer: 00010000:08990000 (1.0:2201.0)
OS: 00040004 NT Win32
FileType: 00000001 App
Anyway, just for fun.