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Can I see contents of SAS programs in Windows Preview Pane?

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Can I see contents of SAS programs in Windows Preview Pane?

SAS program document *.sas is an unformatted text document much like any other *.txt document.  If I change the file extension from *.sas to *.txt the contents of my SAS programs show up in the Preview Pane of the Windows File Explorer.  Is there a way to get them to show up without changing the file extension?  Would be very useful for quick preview without having to open the programs.

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Haris


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‎06-16-2015 03:47 PM
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Re: Can I see contents of SAS programs in Windows Preview Pane?

This link has a couple of approaches:

Windows 7 - Preview other file types as text in Preview Pane - Super User

basically either edit the Windows registry or use a program called PreviewConfig from http://www.winhelponline.com/utils/previewconfig.zip

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‎06-16-2015 03:47 PM
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Re: Can I see contents of SAS programs in Windows Preview Pane?

This link has a couple of approaches:

Windows 7 - Preview other file types as text in Preview Pane - Super User

basically either edit the Windows registry or use a program called PreviewConfig from http://www.winhelponline.com/utils/previewconfig.zip

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Re: Can I see contents of SAS programs in Windows Preview Pane?

Awesome.  Thanks.

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