Update: Get Free Tips - Opening Files without Extensions in Notepad

On double-clicking a file without an extension, Windows shows the ‘Open with’ dialog to select a program. You always want to open the file with Notepad to check the content, but the option to make it a default setting is not available.

What can be done to always open such files in Notepad?

The file type is not known immediately because the file has no extension. However, you can specify default actions for that in the registry.Start the registry editor and navigate to the ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT’ key. Open ‘Edit | New | Key’, press [.], and then press [Enter].

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