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File tab

The File tab allows you to set properties related to file operations.

Prompt if Null Character Found check box

Show warning message if the file contains Null characters when opening a file. Null characters are converted into spaces when a file is opened. You must be careful since files containing Null characters may corrupt the original file.

Prompt if Invalid Character Found check box

When open a file containing a Unicode character that cannot be converted into the specified encoding, a warning message will be displayed: "Some characters cannot be converted using the specified encoding. The file will be corrupted if you continue editing and save the file." For instance, if you try to open a Japanese EUC file with the Japanese Shift-JIS encoding, and if the file contains a character code value not in the range of the Japanese Shift JIS encoding, the warning message will be displayed.

Notice

Even if this check box is checked, some encodings will not display the warning message. For instance, trying to open a Japanese Shift-JIS file with the Japanese EUC encoding will not display the warning message.

Prompt at Inconsistent Returns check box

Show warning message if the return style in the file is not consistent when opening a file.

Show File Name with Full Path check box

Show the file name with the full path on the EmEditor window title.

Without Full Path if Not Active check box

Will not show the file name with the full path on the EmEditor window title, unless window is active.

Notepad-Compatible Diary check box

Enable the Notepad-like diary function. If you save with .LOG on the first line, it will automatically insert time and date at the end of document each time you open the file.

Detect HTML/XML Charset check box

Find "charset=..." from HTML files, "encoding=..." from XML files, or "#coding=..." from Python and Ruby files, and use the corresponding encoding. If you open HTML, XML, Python, or Ruby files, check only this option and clear the other options.

Detect All check box

Statistically detect code page from all available code pages. The detection can make mistakes especially when the file is very small. This option does not include HTML/XML charset detection.

Detect Unicode Signature (BOM) check box

Detect whether the file contains a Byte Order Mark (BOM) signature, and if it detects the BOM signature, EmEditor will open the file as UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, or UTF-8 file.

Detect UTF-8 check box

Statistically detect UTF-8.

Prefer UTF-8 check box

When this is checked and the Detect UTF-8 check box is also checked, UTF-8 takes precedence if the file can be interpreted both as UTF-8 and the selected encoding. For example, a file contains only ANSI characters (alphabets and numbers), it can be opened without any problems both as UTF-8 and Western European. In this situation, EmEditor opens the file as UTF-8. EmEditor also opens an empty file as UTF-8 if this is checked.

CSV files to Detect list box

 CSV formats checker here are detected when EmEditor opens a file. CSV formats can be defined in the CSV tab of the Custmoize dialog box.

 In order to be detected, the CSV file must be at least two lines long, and the same number of delimiters must be used at each line of the file.

Opening Encoding drop-down list box

Select the encoding to open.

Changed by Another Program drop-down list box

Select what to do if the file you are editing is changed by another program.

Ignore Does not reload the file even if the file is modified by another program. This option does not change the read-only status of EmEditor even if the read-only attribute of the file is changed.
Prompt Displays a message box to ask whether it is OK to reload the file. This option allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.
Auto-Reload Always reloads the file unless it has been modified. This option allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.
Keep Locked Exclusively opens the file with EmEditor and prohibits another program to write the file while the file is open. This option  allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.

Default Extension text box

If you save a file as a different name, with All Files (*.*) selected in the File Type combo box, and do not specify the file extension, the file extension will be the one you selected in this text box.

Monitor Interval text box

Specifies the time interval in seconds to monitor file changes. This text box is enabled only when an item except Ignore is selected in the Changed by Another Program drop-down list box.

New Files button

Click this button to display the New File Details dialog box, which allows you to configure the encodings and other settings when you create a new file.

Saving button

Click this button to display the Save Details dialog box, which allows you to configure the encodings and other settings when you save files.

Reset button

Reset to default settings. The Reset dialog box will be displayed and will allow you to copy from another configuration.


You can also move to the following dialog box from this page.

New File Details dialog box (Select New Files button)
Save Details Dialog Boxes (Select Savings button)

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