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Opened a JPG picture with notepad, pasted all the “text” to a new notepad file, changed to .JPG and it no longer opens. Why?

This phenomenon has been leaving me questions to ask. Here is the detailed experiment, my OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1: I changed a picture (JPG) file to TXT by simply changing its extension (or one ...
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append to txt windows

I want to append small snippets of text to txt files. If someone has a system for this, feel free to post it. I'm trying to create it. At ...
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Paste to text file script

I'd like to use AHK to create the following program: I highlight some text, and hit ctrl+c. I hit the keyboard shortcut, say #c Notepad++ creates a new text file with the content, and promts me to ...
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Importing an excel sheet with many empty cells into R

I have a big excel sheet that have lots of empty cells. I'd like to import it in R. I'm fine if in R, all the empty cells are replaced by "NoData". Replacing all empty cells by "NoData" on Excel and ...
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How do newlines in text files work?

When the OS stores a .txt file (for example), how does it denote whitespace or a newline? If I'm not mistaken, all data is stored on the hard drive in binary. So is there a certain binary sequence ...
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Load file automatically on start up windows xp

I have a few text files that I want to see every time I turn on the computer, like Post-It notes. So basically as the title says, how can I configure Windows XP to load specific files on startup?
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txt file became unreadable

I used Notepad++ to write some text, I created txt file in Windows 8.1, I wrote a lot of text, I saved the file and turned off my computer (the file was encoded in utf-8). Now when I open the file all ...
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How do I make an xls sheet into a xml doc?

How do I make an xls sheet into a xml doc? I need to upload an xml attachment into an smart pdf (for declaring corporate income tax purposes) The extension created when filling the form (pdf) is an ...
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Store the filename of the extracted file in a text file

what is the best way to store the filename of an extracted file in a text file? I have a script that extract a single file from a tar file and then I need to store the name extracted file to a txt ...
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best way to update confidential inventory list

I have an inventory list that is made up of three parts. A inventory.txt file, a parse.php file, and the final output which is an html landing page which requires a username and password. The raw ...
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Format of TXT Data in DNS Record?

The TXT record for my domain currently has a legal disclaimer and terms and conditions. They were added some time ago due to spammers and other miscreants (to give me legal traction if I ever needed ...
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How to recover missing .txt file?

I was using my pc and writing things on my .txt file where i store my everyday'' to-do '' like clean the house wash the dog pay x bill pay z bill but the problem is the power was shut down on my ...
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Search and extract text out of a txt file

I am looking for a tool that extracts lines of text out of a huge txt file based on keywords. The txt file is actually a system log file where each event falls on a new line. I would for example type ...
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Extract text from txt list with command prompt Windows

I have a list in a txt like this AAA 1234561 BBB12 66698732 CCCCC 5878471 DD131 262554158 and and I have a Directory like the below DirectoryA/AAA DirectoryA/BBB12 DirectoryA/CCCCC ...
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Unix copy multiple folders based on a specified CSV list using rsync

I have done some research and it appears that rsync is the only method that can possibly help me achieve this. I want to specify a list of folders in a CSV which can tell rsync to copy them to ...
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How to export outlook email body to a Unicode text file?

My emails in outlook 2010 have unicode characters inside their body, so when I want to export them to a txt file (Tab Separated In Windows) I got many question marks in output file! How can I fix ...
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Recover .php files from an accidental partition format

I'm trying to recover .php files from an accidental partition format. I've used a lot of software, but the results are the same, unreadable text that looks: Download full file.
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Is this setup.txt file important? [closed]

I have this file txt file in local disk c:/ I do not know what it is but it makes my drive c: look ugly. Can I move this somewhere elseor delete it? Is it important?
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Edit files from a batch script

How would I edit a file from a .bat file that changes the contents of a file located somewhere on the hard drive. For example there is a file on my desktop, can I make a .bat script that will add a ...
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what is the main difference between a file with .db extension and a file with .txt extension while I save both of them from a text editor?

What is the difference between a file with .db extension and a normal file with .txt extension , leaving the fact that a .db extension is for a database file and .txt makes a normal text file. I open ...
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How to view enormous .txt files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I have some memory leak reports that are in the gigabyte order of size. Is there document viewer that can handle such files ...
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Excel for Mac: Need help converting Windows split to txt macro

just to preface everything, I'm a total vb hack - as in cut/copy/paste and try to make things work. The script below worked on my windows machine, but won't work on my Mac. I get a path/access error. ...
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Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire

My nephew is a voracious reader and his folks got him a kindle fire. They want to let him text (they have a wifi gateway service) but only with some people - a short list of phone numbers. Any ideas? ...
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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Adding file name as an additional column in a .txt file?

I have multiple .txt files that I am able to combine into one big .txt file. What I'd like to do before combining is have each file name be a column inside the .txt file. The filename is a date that ...
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Fix a corrupted text file

I had a plain English .txt file. After sending it via Bluetooth, the content is corrupted and has weird characters like : #šh‘÷ÔÈ Any tips on what I can do to recover the original text?
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Undo saved file after close

I've lost a very important file, because when I'm working on it, and I decide to test something there, I've deleted a very important part in it, and then my PC shuts down, so now I have missing a very ...
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Export CRM 4.0 workflows to csv or txt

Is anyone aware of a method to export the steps of a CRM 4.0 workflow to a csv file or text document? I need to document a lot of workflows, and I'd rather not do it all by hand!
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What are the differences between Linux and Windows .txt files (Unicode encoding)

I am only using the 128 character set defined in the original ANSI standard. But as a whole how are the files implmeneted differently. I am not concerned with the display, i.e. if a tab is ...
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Advantages of TXT/VT-d in new Intel CPUs

I am going to buy a new CPU. I have Intel Core 2 duo 4300. I've already chosen Intel i5-2500/i5-2500k (Sandy Bridge) as my new target CPU. I've read a lot of details about Sandy Bridge family, P67/H67 ...
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Batch convert .doc files to .txt (plain ascii text) and/or .html recursively in folders and subfolders, Windows and Mac?

Is there a tool to do this. I've seen some Python/Java tools to automate OpenOffice but has anyone reliably scripted this to do more than one file, and recurse through a folder/directory tree with ...
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Rtf to txt on Unix [closed]

Can anyone recommend software (preferably freeware) for batch converting rtf files to txt files on Unix?
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Recovering a corrupted .txt file

Well, my system crashed as I was saving a text file. When I reopened it, the data was unreadable (shows up as a bunch of ascii NULL characters) I'm guessing that there was a bit or two missing at ...
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Vim syntax highlighting disappeared for text files (.txt)

My to-do list is a plain text .txt file that I load in Vim. In .txt files Vim has always coloured hash marks (#) and the text following them on the same line, which I use to mark out urgent to-do ...
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Text from pdftotext and alignment

I used texttopdf on linux to extract all the text from a multipage pdf, everything is fine, except that each page get a different alignment, although in the original pdf this is not the case, here is ...
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Embedding Text File (Link to text file) in MS Word

I have been trying to embed a text file like we can do with Word files. Go to Insert >> Object Check the box which says "Insert as a link" At this instance, there is no option for text files. I ...
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How do I convert .txt into .xls?

I have a .txt file which holds some links for a website. It's about 560 links. I'm trying to convert my .txt file into an Excel file with a column name. If you have suggestions please reply.
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How to create a default association for files with no extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? I am using http://www.pnotepad.org/ (i wouldnt mind switching to something else if it ...
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list contents of text file in alphabetical order?

I have a txt file with ca. 3000 name entries on each line. I want to list them in alphabetical order. Is there any way i can do this via some text editor so that i don't have to manually go through ...
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Import bookmarks to firefox from txt file

I have a txt file with a bunch of links in it and I want to import them as bookmarks in firefox. I tried the import feature of the bookmarks manager, but it only import from an html file. Is there ...
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Where can I find a batch TXT to Unicode converter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: App to convert from ANSI to UTF8 on windows Does anyone know of a freeware or open source program to convert .txt files to unicode?
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Converting .txt files into .xht on Mac OSX

I have a large sum of e-books that I need to have converted into .xht format. It's apparently pretty difficult to do judging from the lack of information on the internet. Or maybe it's just a really ...
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Any good free text reader for big (130KB+) unicode txt files [closed]

I have a lot of big (as big as 130KB) text files with traditional chinese content in unicode format, which I want to read on my iPhone. Since the files are big, I need some quick navigation method to ...