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Notepad Document Won't Open

by siriuskidd88 / June 16, 2009 4:46 AM PDT

I recently saved a notepad document in Wordperfect/ Microsoft Word Mode and restarted my computer. When i tried to open it in Wordperfect, it wouldn't open. It says unknown format. I tried to open it again in every other program i could think of and the same thing everytime. Is there anyway i can fix this. This is the only copy of the document i have and cannot afford to type it all up again.

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Which File Extension?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 16, 2009 4:52 AM PDT

I'm not quite clear as to what you mean by "saved a notepad document in Wordperfect/ Microsoft Word Mode". Do you have Wordperfect or Word installed on your computer?. Most importantly, which file extension is being used by the saved file.

And just for grins, what operating system does the computer have running.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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by siriuskidd88 / June 16, 2009 5:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Which File Extension?

It was originaly saved in note pad and i used Wordperfect to open and edit it. I know absolutley nothing about computers so forgive me. All i can say is that this computer is a Dell Windows XP home edition. It says that the file has 0 bytes.

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Honestly, We Need More Information
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 16, 2009 5:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Honestly...

Find the file, RIGHT click on the file, choose "Properties". The "file extension" will be the last three letters after the dot. Such as filename.txt (txt) or filename.wpd (wpd) or filename.doc (doc).. Normally, Notepad saves files as .txt files.

Still, if the file says it has 0 bytes, then it has nothing in it and as such, it's not recoverable.. Then again, have you searched the computer elsewhere for a similar name?.. Maybe you saved the correct file somewhere else, such as in "My Documents", etc.

Hope this helps.


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by siriuskidd88 / June 16, 2009 5:13 AM PDT

Actually this did help. It turns out i saved the correct file somewhere else. Thanks for this.

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