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  1.    25 Apr 2018 #1

    Repair Simple text file


    Hello,
    Some time ago, month or two, I used the simple notepad from the taskbar to make some notes. I wrote the text in Hebrew, used Tahoma Hebrew fonts, saved it as simple txt file. Today while opening this txt file, all is written in
    Giberish, nothing is readable. I would like very much to recover this file as I made there some important notices.
    Can somebody help me with this problem ?
    Answers will be appreciated
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2.    25 Apr 2018 #2

    What have you opened it with try something else like word or wordpad
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       25 Apr 2018 #3

    Open in Notepad, then try the Format > Font... menu and select the font you used before.
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  4.    25 Apr 2018 #4

    If you didn't save it as Unicode, I'm afraid you won't be able to recover it.
    Maybe trying to open it as MS-DOS text in Word, you might have a chance.
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  5.    25 Apr 2018 #5

    Repair simple text file


    ddelo said: View Post
    Maybe trying to open it as MS-DOS text in Word, you might have a chance.
    Thanks,
    But how do I open the file in Word "as MS-DOS...", could not find such option in word.
    Guide please
    Motim
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  6.    25 Apr 2018 #6

    Just open in word it should work out the correct format
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  7.    25 Apr 2018 #7

    Motim said: View Post
    Thanks,
    But how do I open the file in Word "as MS-DOS...", could not find such option in word.
    Guide please
    Motim
    Open it with Wordpad.
    Then: File > Save As > Other Formats > Save As Type > Text Document MS-DOS format (*.txt)

    Try opening it with Word or Notepad. I don't have high hopes, but it's worth trying!

    As a last resort right click on it and choose to open the file with Internet Explorer. In IE go to View > Encoding > More and try different encodings.

    Good luck!
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  8. Posts : 22,894
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       25 Apr 2018 #8

    Was the file name ever saved and then modified?
    If so you may be able to use software recovery: Recuva
    Recuva - Free Download
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  9. pepanee's Avatar
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       26 Apr 2018 #9

    You don't think it could be possible to upload a ".txt" attachment to the internet?
    Make a copy of the file. (In Notepad => File => Save As... )

    (Just make sure to make a copy of it so you don't lose the original version)

    Open the new copy. If the file contains too much personal data, then delete most of it, and leave about the first 20 characters of it and post it online. You can upload to:
    Free File Hosting - Online Storage; Upload Mp3, Videos, Music. Backup Files

    I want to see if I can try to recover it. If so, I'll tell you what I did.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       26 Apr 2018 #10

    pepanee said: View Post
    You don't think it could be possible to upload a ".txt" attachment to the internet?
    Make a copy of the file. (In Notepad => File => Save As... )

    (Just make sure to make a copy of it so you don't lose the original version)

    Open the new copy. If the file contains too much personal data, then delete most of it, and leave about the first 20 characters of it and post it online: You can upload to Uploadfiles.io - Upload files, for free, securely, anonymously, without limits.

    I want to see if I can try to recover it. If so, I'll tell you what I did.
    Another option would be to zip it and post. Just stay under the size limit, about 3-4MB.
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