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Windows 7: File conversion

05 Jan 2014   #1

File conversion

Hi Guys:
I just joined, just an average computer geek, I love computers, but sometime I get stumped, I recently went to save a text file, and somehow when I went to save it converted the text file to MS-DOS Application (.COM), is there away to convert this back to text. I spent a lot of time copying information to this text file, and am sad to know that maybe I lost all the info., any help would be greatly appreciated.
Doug Flint !

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05 Jan 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Have you tried renaming it with a .txt extension?
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05 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

A .txt file has no metadata so a rename is all you can do. Or restore it from backup.
All files of any importance need to have a backup copy while those of particular importance need 2 or more backup copies. There are so may ways that data can be lost and you need to be prepared when (not if) something happens.
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