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Windows 7: Suddenly, wrong characters

23 Jan 2016   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

This glitch happens here as well but quite rarely.
The only fix I've found is to reload Firefox.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2016   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Thanks for checking. I'm out of ideas. You could try clearing font cache using Ccleaner if you have it installed. Optionally you can stop the Windows Font Cache service beforehand and start it again once Ccleaner finishes it's run.
Well, Callender, your tweak-box is certainly deep and resourceful. I did that, I things got back to normal.
  • Stopped Windows Font Cache service in services.msc.
  • Ran C-Cleaner System / Font Cache option.
  • Started Windows Font Cache service again.
The Macrium Reflect backup files that had already been written were cleared of the mumbo-jumbo in their Properties dialog box (and Backup Comment column showing under Windows Explorer).

And the new Macrium backup I just made (with the same comment attached) came clean. By the way, here is the custom tab generated by Macrium it its backup files' Properties (very convenient tab, incidentally ; it's a pity more developers don't take advantage of this possibility offered by Windows):

Attachment 380420

That's where the characters were mangled. I didn't even know I had such a thing as a Font Cache. C-Cleaner has many options, and many are obscure. Thanks a lot !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2016   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)

Can't edit that faulty attachement. Here it is again. Somewhat blurry, but other versions are huge.

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