How to view .json configuration file

I would like to view my configuration backup and be able to compare different configurations. I cannot get the .json file to display in any formatted way. It only displays as one long line, or wrapped text. I have tried using web browsers, notepadqq (notepad++ clone), and meld (comparison program), and several online .json viewers.

From my googling, this should be an easy task and viewable similar to XML or HTML file. Any ideas???

I just opened my json in a text editor before copy/pasting the contents into Online JSON Viewer (

Control+v to dump the unformatted junk into the window, and then hit “Format.” Pic shows before and after formating