How do I convert all files in a folder to a different line ending? (on Windows)



As an IT administrator, you may find yourself needing to convert all files in a folder to a different line ending on Windows. This is often necessary when dealing with text files that have been created and saved in different operating systems, or when working with files that are intended to be used in different programs.

The first step in this process is to open the folder containing the files that need to be converted. Once the folder is open, select all the files that need to be converted by pressing the CTRL+A keyboard shortcut. This will select all the files in the folder.

Next, right-click on any of the selected files and select “Properties” from the context menu. This will open the Properties window for that file. In the Properties window, select the “Advanced” tab and check the box labeled “Convert to UNIX/DOS line endings”. This will convert the file’s line endings from the Windows format to the UNIX/DOS format.

Once the box is checked, click “Apply” and then “OK”. This will convert the file’s line endings and save the changes.

To convert all the files in the folder, repeat this process for each of the files in the folder. This may take some time depending on the number of files in the folder.

When all the files have been converted, the folder should contain all the files with the new line endings. The files can then be saved and used in whatever application they are intended for.

Using this process, IT administrators can quickly and easily convert all the files in a folder to a different line ending on Windows. This process is especially useful when dealing with text files that need to be used in different applications or operating systems. It is a simple way to ensure that the files are compatible with the programs or operating systems that they are intended for.

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