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  1. mercedes1166

    mercedes1166 Thread Starter

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    I have an external hard drive that I store music, my documents, etc on. About 3 weeks ago I accidentally "wiped it out" formatting my internal hard drive. I did get all of my stuff back. The only problem is that anyting I saved in notepad either looks like this !ç…㇛<;±‡=Ÿ5î4éá¶÷,Øi*˜ñ9Ñùáû… or like this &#41414;&#17040;&#36477;&#43266;&#17092;&#23471;&#46378;&#27597;&#42284;&#60049;&#42878;&#10712;. Is there a program or how do I translate or convert it back to english?
     
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    If your documents were in .doc format and you saved them in .txt format with Notepad, that turned them to gibberish.

    Do you have Microsoft Office Word in your computer?

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  3. mercedes1166

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    yes. When I saved them, I saved them as in text format.
     
  4. flavallee

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    You didn't answer my question in post #2.

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    See if you can open and view them in Wordpad.

    Notepad and Wordpad both come as part of Windows.

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    I do have Microsoft Word. I tried opening it with wordpad and nothing changes. I used a program called EaseUs Data Recovery to recovery the deleted partition. Could it be possible that program encodes / encrypts things like this. If so how do I change it back. Yes I need the information on the notepad documents I have saved.
     
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    I know nothing about EaseUs Data Recovery, so I can't answer your question.

    Have you tried opening them with Microsoft Word?

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    It wont allow me to. I tried visual studio and it changes the page to something that looks chinese. I downloaded a trial form of UltraEdit and it changes it to a bunch of letters and numbers. Example: 84 86 6c ED 61. I dont know how to use the program yet. Any ideas
     
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    Click the "Report" link and then request to have your thread moved to the Business Applications section.

    Good luck.

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  9. mercedes1166

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    Thanks for trying
     
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    You pretty much have to start over and redo the data recovery from the failed drive as what you recovered is either corrupt or corrupted by you opening and saving them with Notepad.

    Try different data recovery programs, here's some recommended by another user: http://forums.techguy.org/8373117-post2.html
     
  11. mercedes1166

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    I will try. Thank you for your help
     
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