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12quidkidinnit



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:27 am    Post subject: Recover Lost Text in Wordpad ?

Is there any way to recover lost text in a wordpad document ?

I had a page of text. I copied a jpeg image from paint, pasted it into the wordpad doc, saved the changes and closed the document. When I opened it again, the only thing still there is the title, and a couple of words from the first paragraph. There is no other text and no images. I don't care about the images, as I still have these, but is there a way to recover the missing text. I know wordpad is not as sophisticated as Word, but any ideas or suggestions greatfully received.

Using XP Pro (sp2)

Thanks in advance Question
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goretsky



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Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:45 am    Post subject:

Hello,

You could try loading the document in a text editor such as Notepad and see if any of the text is still embedded in the document.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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Translator



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:37 am    Post subject: Recovering truncated text in Wordpad file

I had almost the exact same thing happen with a 50MB Wordpad file (only on Vista), and tried all the Notepad-> Word -> Wordpad, hex editor, etc,. conversion tricks until I noticed that more than 3 people were consistently recommending OpenOffice because it tends to ignore hidden edit characters, etc. that it doesn't understand. Sure 'nuf, it popped the whole intact file out - .jpeg's, .bmp's, text, and all. It's beautiful!
It takes 10 min. to download but it's worth it. I wasted a whole week practically trying to do it the hard way (and almost ended up paying a recovery service $150!)
Good luck!
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12quidkidinnit



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject:

Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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