Is there a way to force Notepad++ Encoding to Windows-1252 for files that it doesn't auto-detect the encoding?

It seems it defaults to UTF-8 and I want it to default to Windows-1252 instead.

Thanks in advance.


Settings --> Preferences --> New Document. In the Encoding box, select the dropdown and you will find Windows-1252. Not sure why you want to use such a thing though as it is a legacy encoding.

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