Notepad Easter Egg

Lot of times, we use the Notepad to quickly write down some points. (Well, when OneNote probably isn’t handy).

Notepad offers a really nice feature for such users.


Imagine Notepad automatically appending the timestamp every time you open it to write some info.

Take a look at this –

1. Create a blank text file with .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by a carriage return. Save the file with any .txt extension.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Hope this helps some of you!!!


--Sanket Bakshi

Comments (7)
  1. john palmer says:

    small note – .LOG is documented – easter eggs are not…

  2. lbargaoanu says:

    Cool 🙂

  3. tzagotta says:

    Why use Notepad when OneNote is available?

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  5. deadcantdance says:

    Really cool, thanks a lot for this hint 🙂

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