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Modify Registry so twb and sql files show in preview

Use this approach to modify the Registry so that other file types are previewable as though they are text files.

Approach found here: http://superuser.com/questions/91804/windows-7-preview-other-file-types-as-text-in-preview-pane

Open the registry editor (regedit in the start menu search) and navigate to computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.FILE_EXT, where FILE_EXT is the extension you want to add, such as .twb  or .tps or .tds or .sql

Make 2 new string values (REG_SZ) under the file extension's key, Content Type andPerceivedType
(note, only the PerceivedType is needed if Content Type already exists -- also note that PerceivedType has no spaces) 

Set the value of Content Type to text/plain and PerceivedType to text

For other Tableau items, like twbx, tdsx that are zip folders, add a PerceivedType as compressed in order for Windows File Explorer to provide insight into those files

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