The Default File Extension for Notepad Files
If you’re someone who frequently uses Notepad, you may have noticed that every time you save a file, it automatically adds a file extension to the name. This extension helps Windows recognize the type of file and the application needed to open it. But what is the default file extension for Notepad files? Let’s find out.
What is Notepad?
Notepad is a basic text editor that is included in all versions of Microsoft Windows. It allows users to create, edit, and read plain text documents. Because it is a lightweight application, Notepad launches quickly and doesn’t require much system resources.
Default File Extension for Notepad Files
The default file extension for Notepad files is .txt. This extension stands for “text file” and indicates that the file contains only text and no formatting. When you save a file in Notepad, Windows automatically adds the .txt file extension to the name unless you specify otherwise.
Changing the Default File Extension
If you want to save a Notepad file with a different file extension (such as .html, .css, or .js), you can do so by specifying the extension in the “Save As” dialog box. However, if you frequently save files with a specific extension, you can change the default file extension in Notepad’s options.
To change the default file extension in Notepad, open the application and go to “File” > “Save As”. In the “Save As” dialog box, click on the “Save as type” drop-down menu and select the file extension you want to use. Then, click on the “Set as default” button. From now on, whenever you save a file in Notepad, it will use the extension you specified as the default.
The default file extension for Notepad files is .txt, but it can be changed to any other extension you prefer. By default, Notepad adds the .txt extension to the name of every file you save, unless you specify otherwise. Changing the default file extension can save you time and help you avoid accidentally saving files with the wrong extension.