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irinaonline
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Preview of .log files

Post by irinaonline » Thu May 28, 2020 2:57 pm

I wonder, where I need to configure or change the settings to preview .log files the same way like .txt, .bat, and so on?

NotNull
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Re: Preview of .log files

Post by NotNull » Thu May 28, 2020 4:06 pm

Everything uses the preview functionality of Windows. Windows has no specific too aboard to handle this.
There are third party toools that can, but I can't think of thei names.

This is what I wrote and use:
Drag a (any) .log file to TextPreview.cmd, press any key and you are done.

TextPreview.cmd

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@echo off
if "%~x1" == "" (
	echo. Wrong file!
	pause
goto :EOF
)
echo Install "%~x1" text preview handler. CTRL-C to exit 
pause
reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Classes\%~x1" /v "PerceivedType" /D "text" /f
pause

tuska
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Re: Preview of .log files

Post by tuska » Thu May 28, 2020 4:48 pm

NotNull wrote:There are third party tools that can, but I can't think of their names.
https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/prev ... ows-vista/
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Thanks to ovg ;)
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Regards,
Karl

froggie
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Re: Preview of .log files

Post by froggie » Thu May 28, 2020 5:51 pm

Another way:

Right click on any .log file. Click on properties.

On the line "Open With" in the General tab, click the "Change" button.

If you are then given a choice of recommended programs, select "Notepad" OR
Click "browse" and go to "C:\Windows" then double click on "notepad.exe"
Click OK

Now "Notepad" will be the default open application for .log files. This method can be used for any extension and any application that can process that extension.

irinaonline
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Re: Preview of .log files

Post by irinaonline » Thu May 28, 2020 6:25 pm

Thanks, the PreviewConfig does exactly, what's needed. Intuitive, easy. Thank you!

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