Windows File Explorer Preview tweak

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Want windows file explorer to preview a file’s text content, but the file doesn’t have a .txt extension? A quick REGEDIT tweak can make file explorer treat almost any file as if it’s a text file.

Super handy when you just want to quickly check out a log file or a markdown file without opening up Notepad++ or Zettlr.

It’s also handy to get a quick glance at a GEDCOM without opening Family Historian.

You get the point.

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ then look for the file extension you wish to set up as “like a text file” for file explorer preview.

Create a key PerceivedType and set text as the data.

It’s that easy. Now you can see the plain text content of all .md files.

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