You can read the text from any file by dragging the file from Windows Explorer into notepad. For example, if you wanted to read a .cfg file, you can open notepad and then drag the file into notepad to read the configurations stored in the file.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Notepad by clicking Start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>Notepad.
2. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the file from which you want to read text.
3. Drag and drop the file from Windows Explorer into Notepad. The text in the file appears in notepad.