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Discus and support My note pad text showing weird symbols and characters in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, Please can you help me, I suffered from a virus attack and my computer is no longer behaving properly! Microsoft Office won't open and I had some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gremar, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. gremar Win User

    My note pad text showing weird symbols and characters


    Hi,
    Please can you help me, I suffered from a virus attack and my computer is no longer behaving properly! Microsoft Office won't open and I had some backups made by Macrium Reflect which look like they are corrupt and the icon of the backup has changed to notepad and when I want to restore, Macrium no longer recongnised them.The main thing is my important notepad text files, which were kept on a separate drive, have changed to some weird charaters as well! Is there anyway I can convert them back to my original text?

    Thank you!


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    :)
     
    gremar, Nov 7, 2019
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  2. Numeric pad typing the wrong symbol

    Thanks for the reply,

    1. makes no difference

    2. the numeric pad doesn't show on the on screen keyboard. it only happens on the numeric pad.

    not the main keyboard

    any other suggestions ?

    Cheers,

    J
     
    jasoncaselton, Nov 7, 2019
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  3. Ray.TJ Win User
    INSERT SYMBOLS

    A couple of days ago I asked how to get capital letters with accents (circumflex). I got a very prompt answer suggesting a couple of methods including changing the character code on the symbols submenu. This worked very well but I didn't note the original
    character code which produces most of my commonly used symbols.

    What is this code please and is there a list of alternate character codes together with what symbols they produce?

    Many thanks

    RayTJ
     
    Ray.TJ, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. My note pad text showing weird symbols and characters

    Sticky Notes not show the text

    Hi Nancy,

    The issue may be related to corrupted application files. To troubleshoot this kind of issue, follow the steps below:

    Delete the contents of the Sticky Notes folder and run Sticky Notes Manually.

    Step 1. Navigate to the App data folder and for that follow the steps mentioned below to help fix the issue.

    a. Press Windows key + X.

    b. Select File Explorer.

    c. Navigate to C:\Users\<your User Name>.

    Once you are inside your User folder you should see a list of Folders like Contacts, Desktop and downloads etc.

    You need to access some files that are hidden to continue troubleshooting,

    Step 2. Try to see Hidden Folders and files and for that you need to follow the steps provided below.

    • Open Folder Options by Pressing Windows key + X, clicking
      Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking
      Folder Options.
    • Click the View tab.
    • Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and
      drives, and then click OK.

    Step 3. Delete the Sticky notes temp file.

    Now, you should be able to see a folder by name App data above contacts.

    • Click on the folder.
    • Navigate to Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky notes.
    • Delete the file StickyNotes.snt.
    Now close Sticky Notes and reopen it to check if it works.

    If the issues still persist, check the answer provided by Ramesh.Kumar on this

    thread
    and proceed with the steps on how to Run the Sticky Notes from the root Folder.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Marvelos Reg, Nov 7, 2019
    #4
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