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Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshoot Windows | 4 comments

Editing configuration files with Notepad

In this video tutorial, we are going to show you an example of editing a program configuration file using Notepad. Sometimes software (especially older games software) has hidden or extra settings that can only be changed by editing certain files within the games directory, or perhaps within the appdata folder on your PC. If you are following a guide or technical support article that tells you that you must edit a file like this, you can refer to this tutorial for an example of how it is done.

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Additional notes

We strongly advise that you backup any files before you start editing them. Even when you are confident editing files, it is easy to forget what you have changed and so keeping a copy of the file prior to editing is always a good idea.


  1. There is nothing in the configure file. Help please. Im trying to run Overboard.

  2. Thank you so much

    It helped me to play an old PC game “Pariah”

  3. This tutorial is so much helpful. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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