Windows 10: Notepad problem - English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols

Discus and support Notepad problem - English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, Recently did a clean installation of Windows 10 October 2020 Update. Edition --> Windows 10 Home Single Language Version --> 20H2 Installed on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Siva2007, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Siva2007 Win User

    Notepad problem - English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols


    Hi,


    Recently did a clean installation of Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

    Edition --> Windows 10 Home Single Language

    Version --> 20H2

    Installed on --> ‎20-‎12-‎2020

    OS build --> 19042.685

    Experience --> Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0


    Previously i had Windows 10 version 1903 May 2019 Update and notepad were working properly. But after installing version 20H2, majority of notepad text files is in gibberish/unreadable symbols.


    Will be happy if someone solves this issue as early as possible.


    Thank you and Wish you all Advance Happy New Year 2021


    Bye,

    Siva

    :)
     
    Siva2007, Dec 31, 2020
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  2. Notepad issue- English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols

    Hey.

    So I have multiple folders that have notepads and I store information in said notepads. There is one particular folder in disk D that turned every notepad application's language into unreadable symbols. Other notepads outside this folder have proper, readable
    English written in them. I've contacted Microsoft's answer desk team and they told me to do a system recovery. So I did, and it did not fix the issue(it actually slowed my PC, heh) and till this day I'm looking for answers. Notepad's language was functional
    for months with Windows 10 and suddenly turned into gibberish, so the problem isn't the change from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I've tried opening them with WordPad and Notepad++ and it is still gibberish. I haven't tried the encoding option Notepad++ has because
    I don't know how it works(mentioning this because it worked for some), so if that's an option to fix something please do mention. I will love whoever fixes this for me forever.

    Thank you for your time ^.^
     
    Bakr Aburoza, Dec 31, 2020
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  3. Notepad issue- English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols

    Step 2: Windows Update

    • Once again update through Windows Update
    • Follow this steps:
      • Click on Windows Key
      • Click on Settings
      • Click on Update & Security
      • On left panel click on Windows Update
      • On right panel under Windows Update click on Check for Updates

    Step 3: Scan your system

    • Specially D Drive or Notepad folder or Perform Full Scan
      if possible
    • Scan your system by Windows Defender(Recommended) or antivirus program

    Step 4: Unreadable to English

    • Open that Notepad file
    • Select all Crtl +A(Its optional only in Notepad)
    • On menu-bar click on Format menu, then Font...
    • Font window will open
    • Make it as shown below:

    • Notepad problem - English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols 57f7c6dc-c632-4226-ba78-2b10bd8d8277.png

    Step 5: Please let us know


    • Please let us know if the issue is Resolved or Not.
    • Please feel free to communicate if you have stuck
     
    Roharashraj™, Dec 31, 2020
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  4. Notepad problem - English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols

    Notepad issue- English turned into gibberish/unreadable symbols

    Im actually having the same problem too. I have Windows 10 and I had started writing a story in Notepad. It's been a few months and I went back to see what I had written down but now all I have is weird symbols. I really hope to get this restored as this
    work was really important to me.
     
    Toxic-Mind-Honey, Dec 31, 2020
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