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”.
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.