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Windows 7 forum: My wordpad document is blank! Please help!


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#1 zabrak

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:35 AM

Hello there!

I got done after writing this document for three weeks...Suddenly (today), my document appears to be blank. I didn't download anything..Didn't go on any porn sites (surprisingly), or anything. In fact I didn't go on anything after I finally finished my document, which was finished yesterday.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwAFALX-xjyKeDAydnBGM0xJRGs

there's the link to the document ^


When I highlight the document, it appears to be words there, it's just nothing shows up. It's as if all my text is white. However, the text is clearly black. The font color is still blank, so I don't understand what's going on here.

It's almost as if things were looking too good in my life, so this of course had to happen to even it out.

No matter, I'll never type and save anything in wordpad ever again, that's for sure.


Oh, and when I tried opening this in Windows XP, it shows a string of squares, so it looks like the file is definitely (mysteriously) corrupted.

Any way to fix this? If anybody fixes this, I'll pay that person 10 dollars via paypal



Thank you very much!

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:33 AM

Do the following.

  • Open your Wordpad doc, got to "Edit", then "Select All", or hit CTRL+A to highlight the content. If you cannot see the text after performing this step, then your document is empty. If you can see it, proceed with the next steps.
  • Click "Format", then "Font". Where it says "Color", change it to another color such as maroon.
  • Click "File", then "Save" and then close the document.
  • Reopen it, repeat the same steps and then change the colour of the font to black.
  • Click "File", then "Save".
  • Close the document and then reopen it to verify that the contents are now visible.

Edited by Xircal, 15 May 2012 - 03:45 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Do the following.

  • Open your Wordpad doc, got to "Edit", then "Select All", or hit CTRL+A to highlight the content. If you cannot see the text after performing this step, then your document is empty. If you can see it, proceed with the next steps.
  • Click "Format", then "Font". Where it says "Color", change it to another color such as maroon.
  • Click "File", then "Save" and then close the document.
  • Reopen it, repeat the same steps and then change the colour of the font to black.
  • Click "File", then "Save".
  • Close the document and then reopen it to verify that the contents are now visible.



yeah my doc is 4KB large, so I definitely have text....


Hmm I just thought.....Can't I restore my computer to a previously known date? Like say, just a few days ago?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:42 AM


Do the following.

  • Open your Wordpad doc, got to "Edit", then "Select All", or hit CTRL+A to highlight the content. If you cannot see the text after performing this step, then your document is empty. If you can see it, proceed with the next steps.
  • Click "Format", then "Font". Where it says "Color", change it to another color such as maroon.
  • Click "File", then "Save" and then close the document.
  • Reopen it, repeat the same steps and then change the colour of the font to black.
  • Click "File", then "Save".
  • Close the document and then reopen it to verify that the contents are now visible.


yeah my doc is 4KB large, so I definitely have text....


Hmm I just thought.....Can't I restore my computer to a previously known date? Like say, just a few days ago?

You can do that by all means, but wasn't anything visible when you highlighted everything in the doc?

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:06 PM

I had the exact same problem, and am researching it. It seems to be a common one even today with Windows 10






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