Friday, May 14, 2010

How to use the hidden text editor of Windows 7

Even the Windows 7 Operating System has another text editor other than Notepad. The name of the feature is MS-DOS Editor. It is available in Windows Vista and XP and now with Windows 7. If you want to access this feature, just open the Start Search type “Edit” and then press the Enter Key.
It is located in C:\Windows\System32 folder and brings all of the features that are available in Notepad. Using this Editor, you can work with multiple text files, change background colors and change the colors of the text. At the same time, it is possible to configure it to work just like a Windows Application.

MS-DOS Editor is a text editor that comes with MS-DOS (since version 5) and 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. Originally (up to MS-DOS 6.22) it was actually QBasic running in editor mode. With DOS 7 (Windows 95), QBasic was removed and MS-DOS Editor became a standalone program.

Editor is sometimes used as a substitute for Notepad on Windows 9x, where Notepad is limited to small files only. Editor can edit files that are up to 65,279 lines and up to approximately 5 MB in size. MS-DOS versions are limited to approximately 300 KB, depending on how much conventional memory is free. Editor can be launched by typing it into the Run command dialog on Windows, and by typing edit into the command-line interface (usually cmd.exe). Edit is still included in later versions of Windows such as Windows XP, Windows Vista 32 bit, and Windows 7 32 bit.
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