Recover or fix corrupted .txt file
Jeremiah Swearingen last edited by
I have a plain text file that I frequently open, type text into and then save and close, once or twice a day using Notepad++.
It is a simple .txt file onto which I frequently type a few additional paragraphs always in Notepad++. For some some reason when I opened the file today, it was full of NULL characters and other weird characters.
I have tried Recuva, which did not help.
I do not see a “Previous versions tab” when I right click and go to properties.
I looked in the AppData folder and I do not see a backup folder.
chkdisk did not do anything.
I tried to open the file in Word using the “recover any file tool” and I got a blank document.
The web is filled with posts discussing a backup folder for Notepad++ but I never see it. I have set invisible files and folders to be visible and cannot find backups anywhere. I downloaded Notepad++ almost 2 years ago and I have left it at the default settings.
Can someone please help me fix this file or find a backup? I am using windows 8.1 on a HP Pavilion G6 laptop.