Oftentimes, files that have no ending can be treated as text files. Still, Windows 8.1 kept asking me, which program to use for such files.
The solution is to provide a default program for files without extension – and this can be easily done, even without modifying the registry directly:
- Open a priviledges Shell:
(Windows+Q -> cmd -> Context menu -> Run as administrator
Shell1assoc .="No Extension"
Shell1ftype "No Extension"="[Path to your favorite text editor]" "%1"
- (Optional) Enter the following to get a nicer default icon for files without extension:
Shell1assoc "No extension"\DefaultIcon=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-102
Thanks to this post at Stackoverflow for the solution.