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Append Or Prepend Text To Every Line In Text File With Notepad++

When I need to use Windows either for Microsoft Office products or some other reason I find myself in Notepad++ a lot. Notepad++ is a great free tool that provides a ton of functionality including the ability to easily add plugins, etc. One great feature of Notepad++ is the Regular Expression capabilities when using find/replace. If you wanted to add data to the beginning of each line or add data to the end of each line you can easily do so using find and replace with Regular Expressions enabled as shown in the below examples.

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Send VBS Script Output To Text File On Windows

Earlier today I used a VBS script to scrub all the email addresses from a Windows Exchange server since I couldn’t find any other way to display all email addresses including any aliases assigned to specific users. I needed to find a secondary email address from one of the many domains configured on the server so I could remove it from a user and add it to another user. Anyhow when run the script would pop up this huge window that did not include scrollbars so it was impossible to find what I was looking for. Use the information below to output VBS script output to a text file on a Windows computer.

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Append Text To Each Line In Notepad++, Prefix Text To Every Line In Notepad++

Notepad++ is one of my favorite applications on Windows because of all of the functionality it provides. One thing I needed to do recently was to add text to the end of each line in a text file but I wasn’t sure exactly how to do it without a little research. Below is information on how to both append data to every line in a text file and how to prefix data to every line in a text file.

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Import Microsoft Outlook Express Contacts Into Yahoo Mail

A client of mine still has a computer running Microsoft Outlook Express and they wanted me to import the address book contacts into their Yahoo Mail account. At first I was a little worried that Yahoo Mail may no longer support the format of Outlook Express address book contacts but then I remembered that you can export contacts into a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file which means I could manipulate the data if it was not supported. Yahoo Mail says that it supports import from Outlook but it doesn’t specify Outlook Express. I assume the format between Outlook and Outlook Express must be similar because Yahoo Mail did import the exported contacts from Outlook Express. Below I describe how to export Outlook Express contacts and then import those contacts into Yahoo Mail. Follow the instructions below that are broken into two parts which include exporting the contacts using Outlook Express and then importing the contacts using the Yahoo Mail web interface.