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Windows 7: Windows 7 Notepad Problem

24 Dec 2010   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes indeed.
How can that bug/feature fall through the cracks?

Armani,
Agree with the wordpad solution.
If that doestn't work download notepad++ (mainly used for progamming) and it should read the ASCII text.


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24 Dec 2010   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

It's not a notepad problem. Open the font "Script" from control panel and you'll see that it is unable to display the font at all because there is a period on every line. My suspicion is that whoever created "Script" forgot to create a period specifically for it. The default period is being used, and in some programs like notepad, there is no ability to have part of a line in one font and part in another, so the whole line reverts to the default font in order to show the period.
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24 Dec 2010   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Armaani View Post
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
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Armaani View Post
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
Before you re-installed Windows, was the drive containing the original text file encrypted, or was the drive you copied it to encrypted?

Either way, after reloading Windows, you've lost the original encryption key that was tied to your original user account, and therefore the new installation is not able to decrypt the file correctly.

This is why I do not recommened using encryption unless you have an absolute, 100% need to do so...

EDIT:
And everyone else, please stay on topic. This is not a font problem, but rather a loss of data problem. By pressing the "Script" font issue, you're confusing the OP!
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24 Dec 2010   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The OPs problem is a display issue. His text is there. It's not "encrypted"...it's just not displaying. He may have a strange theme or color scheme running, or have bad display drivers, but it is definitely a display issue, nothing more.
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24 Dec 2010   #15
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
It's not a notepad problem. Open the font "Script" from control panel and you'll see that it is unable to display the font at all because there is a period on every line. My suspicion is that whoever created "Script" forgot to create a period specifically for it. The default period is being used, and in some programs like notepad, there is no ability to have part of a line in one font and part in another, so the whole line reverts to the default font in order to show the period.
That doesn't explain the apparent ability for Notepad to display two different fonts in a document simultaneously; something it's not supposed to be capable of.
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24 Dec 2010   #16
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
The OPs problem is a display issue. His text is there. It's not "encrypted"...it's just not displaying. He may have a strange theme or color scheme running, or have bad display drivers, but it is definitely a display issue, nothing more.
Who said it was an encryption issue? More than likely it's a font color issue. Besides, the OP's post, and the last response, is over 2 and half months old.

periboob presented an odd situation as an adjunct to an old post. He did not imply it was the fix; he only implied the the issue the OP was experiencing could be related to fonts which, I believe, it was. Font color, specifically.
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24 Dec 2010   #17
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
The OPs problem is a display issue. His text is there. It's not "encrypted"...it's just not displaying. He may have a strange theme or color scheme running, or have bad display drivers, but it is definitely a display issue, nothing more.
Who said it was an encryption issue? More than likely it's a font color issue. Besides, the OP's post, and the last response, is over 2 and half months old.

periboob presented an odd situation as an adjunct to an old post. He did not imply it was the fix; he only implied the the issue the OP was experiencing could be related to fonts which, I believe, it was. Font color, specifically.
I said it was an encryption issue that has stuffed up the contents of the file. It couldn't possibly be a font color issue, since you can only change the font in notepad, not the font color.

If I'm wrong, I'll eat my hat, but I honestly do think the fonts problem is confusing the issue, which is that the OP has lost data. We ARE talking about a plain text file here.
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24 Dec 2010   #18
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Dzomlija, I suppose I'll have to eat a hat before you do about the font color in Notepad.

I got a little ahead of myself, I guess, sorry. It would've been nice if the OP uploaded a copy of the problematic file.

I think your hat is safe ... mine ... not so much ...
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24 Dec 2010   #19
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Thanks, Dzomlija, I suppose I'll have to eat a hat before you do about the font color in Notepad.

I got a little ahead of myself, I guess, sorry. It would've been nice if the OP uploaded a copy of the problematic file.

I think your hat is safe ... mine ... not so much ...
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24 Dec 2010   #20
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So we never found out if the OP solved his problem, or did I miss something?
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