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Windows 7: Windows 7 Notepad Problem

09 Oct 2010   #1
Armaani

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 Notepad Problem

hi i need help. I save some important text in a notepad file. after few days i install new windows 7 recovery from my hard disk. When i open that notepad file it doesn't showing text in that file. But file size is still 1KB and by pressing CTR+A text can also be selected. but i tried it to open by making new file and copy paste but its not showing text. I also gave this file to my friend but same problem :S How can i show the text,, that info is very important for me... pls help


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09 Oct 2010   #2
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Please be clear on these points :

1.Did you fresh(new) installed Windows 7 or you did a "Recovery"?
2.If the text file is not showing any text how did you selected it from Ctrl+A?

Not to be offensive.: But it seems a language problem, please take help from a friend if you can..
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09 Oct 2010   #3
Armaani

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I install new window.. before installing new window i copy that Notepad file from desktop to another drive. then i install new window by formatting C drive. after that its not showing text properly.
Text can be selected check screen shot

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09 Oct 2010   #4
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

attach the text file in a post by clicking the "paper clip icon".


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09 Oct 2010   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Is it possible that you used a font that is no longer installed since you did the recovery?

With the text selected, try selecting Format->Font... from the menu and select a new font.
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09 Oct 2010   #6
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Is it possible that you used a font that is no longer installed since you did the recovery?

With the text selected, try selecting Format->Font... from the menu and select a new font.
I checked it in my PC. It rolls back to the default font.
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09 Oct 2010   #7
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Normally I would use my Ultraedit to watch that file in HEX mode (thus bypassing all format strings that prevent it from beeing shown properly)

But if I can't be sure the TS has a hex editor available it's BACK TO THE ROOTS

Shift-Right click the TXT file and go to "Copy as Path"
Open a command prompt (click on START, enter CMD into the searchbox and press ENTER)

In that black window you write TYPE leave 1 space and paste the path to the file, you just copied (via right click NOT via CTRL-V)
Voila..there you have it.

-DG
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09 Oct 2010   #8
Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64, via Bootcamp.
 
 

Select the text, and copy and paste it into WordPad (not NotePad) and then change the font to be black, size 12, etc...

Hopefully it'll show up that way.

Good Luck!
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23 Dec 2010   #9
periboob

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Notepad font handling issue

This was just trivial dabbling for me, not something I need help on, and probably too late to help the original poster, but maybe this will help to cast a little light on a Notepad problem handling some fonts?

Windows 7 Notepad Problem-mwsnap-2010-12-23-21_19_03.jpg

When I hit the "." key, everything on that line shifts font. Does not happen in the XP version of Notepad.

Merry Christmas all.


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23 Dec 2010   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, same thing. Weird ...

Windows 7 Notepad Problem-screenshot00294.jpg Windows 7 Notepad Problem-screenshot00295.jpg

Once the "period" is typed it changes the font until the next line.

Windows 7 Notepad Problem-screenshot00296.jpg

A bug, to be sure, one would think.

Heckuva find there, periboob. "Script" seems to be the only font affected in such a manner but, then, I only cursorily checked ten or so other script fonts.


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