Notepad++ Text Editor for Windows

Configuration files which are in a specific format often need to be edited to set parameters. It is important for this format to be preserved. Editing configuration files with Windows Notepad or Windows Wordpad can destroy this formatting. See the examples below of a configuration.php file opened in Notepad and the alternative open source Notepad++. The configuration.php file opened with Windows Notepad
image of Windows Notepad Configuration

The configuration.php file displays a jumble of readable and unreadable characters.

The configuration.php file opened with Notepad++ for Windows image of Windows Notepad Configuration

The configuration.php file displays in a clear readable manner. Please use Notepad++, or an equivalent text editor, to view or edit any configuration files or log files in your Web space. To install Notepad++, Go to https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus.