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Problem decoding Word on CD

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Frosty7, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. Frosty7

    Frosty7 Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2007
    I have a Windows XP operating system.
    I'm a writer and tried to save a folder with both other folders and individual chapters to a CD-RW. The resulting CD has some of the chapters beginning with wavy lines or wavy lines and dollar marks and some ending with .tmp instead of .doc.
    When I try to open the chapters with wavy lines and dollar marks, I get a message about selecting a code. When I choose the Windows option, I still get code. Other items in the folder open just fine and the titles appear as they should. The .tmp files open just fine. It's just the ones with the wavy lines plus the dollar mark that stay in code. I don't understand the discrepancy or what I did to cause this or how to fix it to access these files.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The ones starting with ~ (it's called a tilde) are scratch files used by Word whil the file is open, they are not designed to be saved or used.

    When Word closes they are deleted, unless Word crashes, when they can be used as part of the recovery process when Word restarts.

    They may exist only because the documents were open when the CD was created, or that a previous Word crash left them as orphans.
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