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#1 AMDGuru

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:41 PM

I have Windows 7 and can't open .pdf and some .txt files. I get a box that says "File Conversion" and then the name of the file. Below it says "Windows", "DOS" and "Other Encoding" with radio buttons next to them. To the right side of the window it lists, Wang Taiwan, Western European(DOS), Western European(IA5), Western European(ISO), Western European(MAC)and Western European(Windows). Western European(Windows) is highlighted. Below that is a box that is called "Preview" with what looks like a bunch of binary code. I can't read the file.

What is going on here. I think I converted files at some point in the past. I did go to "Default Programs" and tried to change the program which opens files, but it didn't work. Any ideas???

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:24 PM

Do you have a PDF reader installed? that could be your problem there. Text files will work converted to either UTF8 or as ASCII.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

Hmmm...I had this happen about a week ago in XP...same options/windows...but my problem trying to read some files from Libre Free in MS Word.

I think that running chkdsk /r cleared it up, but I won't swear to that :). But I can read them in Word today, as I should have been able to do then.

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