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File type issues

Sometimes, you may find your source code file, for example, .py, starts to look like a plain text file:

Python file looking like a plain text file

Usually, this happens only to a single file out of many. This is caused by accidental change in the file type settings.

To check the file type status, press Ctrl+Alt+S to open settings and select Editor | File Types and check Text and File type auto-detected by file content:

Python file type settings
Python file type settings

If you find your filename in any of these file types, click Remove a file type association to remove it and click OK.

Also, ensure that the *.py file pattern is registered under the Python file type:

Python file type association

After this, your Python file type should be recognized correctly:

Python file type is recognized
Last modified: 11 February 2024