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#1 lalo1959


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

how can see my notepad files i oly see signs and number
please healp

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:31 PM

Notepad may be damaged...I would try running the chkdsk /r commeand thusly:

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. On new screen, type Y and hit Enter.

Reboot the system, the command will execute and the boot into Windows.

Try opening a notepad file.


#3 thefr34k


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:24 PM

If you have accidentally assigned notepad as the default program for a certain file type that is incompatible it will open up in funny symbols.
To test your notepad try opening notepad by itself (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad) and typing a few words in to see if they look normal.
If this works, what type of file are you trying to open that comes up as funny signs and numbers.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:43 PM

Hi -
Also from BleepingComputer Tutorials - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/replace-windows-notepad-with-a-better-notepad/
Replace Windows Notepad with a better Notepad -

Thank You -

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