Coders, have you ever wished if you get preview of source code while you are in Windows Explorer? Yes it is possible. You might know already that there is a “Preview Pane” feature present. According to a file’s Content Type the preview will be shown at the right side of the window. Common formats supported are – .txt, .mp4, .jpg etc.
BUT, most of the developer’s files like .cs, .php, .config, .log files are not supported by default and you will be presented with a message “No preview Available” like this:
How to enable preview for a specific filetype?
Step 1: Go to Regedit. Expand the node HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Step 2: look for your required extension, eg: .php (If the extension is not already present, then create a key)
Step 3: Add a string value PerceivedType and set its Data to text
Voila!, your file preview is ready!