Tips ‘N’ Tricks – Windows – Use Notepad as a Diary (Log)

In this article, I will explain how we can use a Notepad as a Diary. This comes very handy to save the information and track the sequence of events along with date and time.
  • Go to Run… (Alternatively press Windows + R)
  • Type Notepad and click OK, This opens a New Blank Notepad
  • Type .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by an Enter (Enter Key on Keyboard). Save the file and close it.
  • Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
  • Type your notes and then save and close the file.
Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.
This e-diary maintains the history of every single edit/change and appends the appropriate Timestamp.
Start using your new e-diary 🙂

About Dattatrey Sindol (Datta)

Datta is a Microsoft BI Enthusiast, passionate developer, and a blogger. View Full Profile

Posted on May 21, 2012, in Tips 'N' Tricks, Windows, Windows Tips and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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