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#1 Adventurer

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:46 AM

Hi,
I recently had Windows reinstalled. I now notice that some files are encoded. I'm attatching a sample of what it looks like. Is there a way to uncode these files, or are they now corrupt?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

Are these file that you used to be able to view or are you just browsing around opening various files?
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:58 AM

I would say that the files themselves are fine but you don't have the correct program to view them. For example if you right click and open a powerpoint file with notepad, you will see something similar to what you are seeing. However, if you open it with powerpoint you will see the correct data.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:41 PM

Usually the little box figures are Windows' way of telling you that it doesn't recognize those characters. Have you reinstalled all the language support that you had installed previously?

It appears that this file may have something to do with a numerology mail file
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for your replies. These are files I used to view. I'm sure I haven't got the right program to view them now. I tried Powerpoint but it says "can't read files". I copied some files yesterday and they come out the same. What can I do?

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:22 AM

The mention of powerpoint was just an example. Right click on the file in question and select properties. Can you post back the file type? Using this we can then find out what application opens the file.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:22 AM

What is the complete filename? Or what are the file extensions?

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:03 PM

Hey,
I tried both of your ideas. I downloaded a program today, and this is what I got when I opened it.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:17 PM

Sorry, Try again:

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:40 PM

We need to know the file extension for the files you are having trouble downloading.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:52 PM

Try right clicking on that file and select "Open with". In the next dialog, select Internet Explorer to open it with.
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