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Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by noideame, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. noideame

    noideame Regular member

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    can anyone help here.
    i am running win7 ultimate and when i try to open txt files i have downloaded eg: mobile(cell phone) or utility bills or anything really they always show like the example below.
    ÓÍ­ñýS�”¹¨(­1ÌÚ*€¦´ŽáŒ;]–ûw°[¥r¡ÒŸ
    àS­°zÄñR²ÖǼ«¢2°`×.'Z),=<v`ÙD<¡Œôh=ª·®z‘¹{Ûõ
    any help appreciated.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what program are you using to open the text files?
     
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    noideame Regular member

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    the default programme . windows word pad
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    do you have ms office or free office from sun microsystems?
     
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    have ms office but when i clicked open with and selected other, clicked ms office and it didnt open.
     
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    and update... if i open the file with adobe reader i can read it ok, its the win7 office and wordpad that shows it as encrypted, so i presume i need to get into the settings somehow.
     
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    what is the file extension (you know.. that bit microcrap thinks is so completely unimportant they hide it from view).. the bit after the . ?? for example dogsbollocks.txt will be a text file whereas dogsbollocks.pdf will be an adobe format document more like a jpeg picture.. it's important to know what type of file you are dealing with.

    I reckon it's a pdf myself.. libreoffice will open them just fine.
     
  8. noideame

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    yes it is a pdf file and adobe read it ok.
     

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