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Archive for August 13th, 2010

Using Notepad to Troubleshoot Files that Won’t Open

Posted by William Diaz on August 13, 2010

A common occurrence in technical support are user’s that receive files that are missing file extensions. Often times, you can open the file in Notepad (or any other text reader) and scan the top of data for printable strings, i.e. readable text, that allude to the application or file type it is. For example, an image file, portable network graphics:
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