Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 10, 2005
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Open it in Notepad
Every now and again, you run across a file with an extention that doesn't have a registered extension. Reading the contents of these unknown files is often problematic.

Many times, the file is an ASCII text files. The wasiest way to read them is with Notepad. To have notepad read your current file, and every other file with the same extension, follow these steps>

Start Windows Explorer. Navigate to the file and then right click it and choose Open With from the context menu. When the dialog appears, find Notepad in the list. If you always want Notepad to open files with the same extension, click the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file checkbox.