Notepad++ is a great text editor that can do a lot of things.

Instructions to set Notepad++ as your default text editor

  • Run Notepad++ as admin

  • Settings > Preferences > File Association, select Notepad.

  • Move the .txt and .log extensions to Registered extensions

  • If you like to add JSON as well, click custom and type .JSON (or any other extention)

  • Close the dialogue, close Notepad++.

  • Right-click on any .txt file > Open with… > select Notepad++