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Recovered files in "gibberish"

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    brien martin is offline Junior Member
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    Default Recovered files in "gibberish"

    OK, if I save a file and, upon opening, the file is nothing but symbols, is the file good, just jumbled? Or is the file unreadable, no matter what I do?

    If the files *can* be "de-coded", what tools are available to make this so?

    Brien

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    What type of file is it?

    How was it deleted in the first instance?

    What did you do to recover it?
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    brien martin is offline Junior Member
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    What type of file is it?
    The most common file type for this are Word files

    How was it deleted in the first instance?
    It wasn't deleted, per se. My USB drive simply started telling me I needed to format it. Somehow, the volume type change from FAT to RAW ... no virus on the USB drive, I think a chip or something went bad.

    What did you do to recover it?
    I did the "Full Format" style search using the software. Found all my files and copied them to a special folder on the hard drive. Some files open with no problem ... some with the formatting gone. Most of the others are gibberish. PowerPoint presentations won't even open (the file type isn't "recognized").

    Brien

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