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file shows bytes, text is not there. help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kalpsych, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. kalpsych

    kalpsych Thread Starter

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    i saved a doc file in word. Two weeks later, I opened it. it was 19.5 kb and all text. When i opened it, there are no characters. I dont know what happened. It is a very important file to me and when i use windows explorer, it says the size of the file is 19.5!!

    this is too wierd for me. here is what i have tried.

    opening on another computer -same result
    opening it with notepad (i got a lot of ascii type junk)
    checking if the font was white (it says automatic, its not white).

    any ideas or thoughts ? Im thinking the file is not being read correctly somehow? But of course, I want to recover the text.

    thank you in advance

    Bobby
     
  2. Del

    Del

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    I hate to tell you this, but I just save an empty document in word, then checked it and it said it was 19.5k.
    I think that somehow, your document was not saved there.
     
  3. kalpsych

    kalpsych Thread Starter

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    thank you and that makes sense, must be the default size!

    Bobby
     
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