Use Notepad to keep a timestamped log in Windows

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While talking with a friend/co-worker about quick Windows tips, I remembered something that I had used back when I was in support. I figured I would do a quick write-up in case this might help others who might find it useful as well.

Use Notepad to keep a timestamped log in Windows

Open up Notepad. You can find Notepad by clicking on the Start menu and typing “notepad”.

Notepad with .LOG and date

With Notepad open, enter the following on the first line: “.LOG”. Save it and you’re done. The next time you open the file, Notepad will automagically add the date/timestamp to the file.

Lifehacker posted this back in 2010. This is most likely where I discovered this trick.

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