Windows 10: How do I restore text that changed to question marks on wordpad file

  1.    24 Nov 2016 #1

    How do I restore text that changed to question marks on wordpad file


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8747262.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	125.1 KB 
ID:	111308
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Nov 2016 #2

    Unless you made a backup I don't think you can.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2,840
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Nov 2016 #3

    @golaiet2 Where did this file come from? what format is the file? What language was it written in? Has it ever displayed correctly, on yours or another machine?

    Question marks are usually a sign that you don't have the font required to display the characters, possibly they are multi-part UTF-8 or Unicode characters.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    25 Nov 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    @golaiet2 Where did this file come from? what format is the file? What language was it written in? Has it ever displayed correctly, on yours or another machine?
    Question marks are usually a sign that you don't have the font required to display the characters, possibly they are multi-part UTF-8 or Unicode characters.
    This is a wordpad file I typed in Hebrew and because I saved it on ANSI it made all the question marks, I tried replacing the coding option to UTF-8 and all the other options but it wont work, my only option as Iv read is to search for a temp file that contains the original Hebrew text before I saved it, since I did not restart or reboot my pc yet, how do I do that ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    26 Nov 2016 #5

    "UP"
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
The Window Icon, first icon on the taskbar is no longer graphical. Nothing happens when I left click on it. A right click brings up a long list including Programs and Features, Power Options, Event Viewer, System, etc.. I do not recall changing...
My puter updated itself & came back with a black clock on a black taskbar :sarc: 103094 I have looked everywhere for a solution, but nothing works. :cry: Anyone know how to fix it? Thank you please!
I can't drag and drop text/images from IE 11 to WordPad or other programs. When I try to do this the cursor changes to a black or red circle with a line in it. Drag and dropping in file explorer still works.
Solved W10 Restore Question in Backup and Restore
Good day all, We have a Windows 10 machine which would not boot correctly just after the most recent update from MS. Using a W10 repair USB drive we were able to bring the machine back up to normal working status. However, we now have a few...
At the first after I upgraded my notebook from windows 8 to windows 10, I just realize that 1 of my 3 user account is not exist anymore (the Guest account is not there just after I upgrade it into windows 10). As I tried to make the new Guest...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:27.
Find Us