This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey. Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

Once you have done that, the file extensions should now show in the File Explorer window and you can check what’s happening with the file that you are trying to open. Usually, an excel file has the extension of .xls or .xlsx so you can check for that. In addition, you can also try changing the file extension to the ones we just mentioned to see if that resolves the problem. Like we have mentioned earlier, the reason notepad is opening the file is because no default application has been set for the file type.

You can also write batch scripts for any task that does not require user interaction. For instance, to map a network drive, install an application, change system settings, and more. To move or resize the Notepad window , press Alt-spacebar, S, and then use the arrow keys to adjust the window size. He spent more than seven years running PC World’s award-winning Here’s How section, beginning in 2000. O’Reilly has written about everything from web search to PC security to Microsoft Excel customizations.


Our Converter saves the documents in the XLSX format, which is compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 and later editions, or you can choose XLS format for earlier versions. It is a commonly used format for internet services, APIs, websites. The JavaScript Object Notation file can be used to store and configure data. It can as well be used for data interchange between different applications. To save your active file just click on the blue save button below the Visual Editor. Your file remains yours all steps of the way.

Windows Notepad is a simple text editor for Windows; it creates and edits plain text documents. First released in 1983 to commercialize the computer mouse in MS-DOS, Notepad has been part of every version of Windows ever since. The Notepad may fail to load on your system if the registry key relevant to the Notepad application is wrongly configured. In this case, editing the registry key relevant to the Notepad may solve the problem. To find, open and start Notepad does not require any magical knowledge. If you want your words to be the same size as they were before, you’ll need to reset notepad text to default zoom.

➕ Added XML importer, TableConvert now supports 10 different import formats

If you right click on the file and save it what you get is something different to what is expected. You first need to click on the link then change it to raw then save it. I suspect that Notepad++ cuts off the Run-string after 256 characters. When I shortened it to below 256, cutting «unnecessary» SAS command line options, it worked like a charm. Downloading the GitHub file with a browser, even the raw version, gives you the XML file encoded with UTF-8, which fails to import, at least for me.. This works like a champ, thank you for sharing.

Calling software malicous because it prioritized security over freedom just reads to me as being ignorant. Some of the language is charged according to some folks, but saw no errors per se. None of it is news if you’ve been paying attention for a few years. It can’t be malware if there is no malicious intent behind it. Not greed, not carelessness, not incompetence not apathy but malice, as in MS must desire to cause harm to its users. Most foss don’t user friendly enough and Apple just aims to against humanity.

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