Notepad is one of Window’s best tools. As I frequently use it with logs, here are a couple of time and date tricks I have learned over the years.
Notepad is simple and full of little tricks. I use it for creating and using log files all the time. Here are a couple of ways to use Notepad to automatically insert the time and date. These techniques work for all versions of Microsoft Windows, including XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
Automatically insert a timestamp every time a file is opened:
A simple way to record what you are doing at certain times is with a .LOG file in Notepad. Using this method, each time you open and close Notepad, a timestamp is created to time your activities more efficiently. Simply open the document, record what you did, save the file, and then close it.