Windows 10: Recovered .txt Files Have Scrambled Code and Meta Data in Contents.

Discus and support Recovered .txt Files Have Scrambled Code and Meta Data in Contents. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I accidentally deleted some .txt and .rtf files from two thumb-drives. I have tried both EaseUse and Lazesoft recovery and both programs managed to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Noninvasive, Mar 20, 2021.

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    I accidentally deleted some .txt and .rtf files from two thumb-drives. I have tried both EaseUse and Lazesoft recovery and both programs managed to retrieve the files with the same results. They all have good names written properly in English. Open them and they have encoded contents! Some of them begin with metadata, and things which have no place in the file (such as the directory folder name they were in or file name and extension; How did that get into the file? ). If they were really damaged data, why are all the hundreds of file names in perfect condition?

    Their content seems to be written in a different language, complete with paragraphs, some sort of computer gobbltyguk. Some of them are partially normal with real English programmer tags < stuff here in English > , and/or metadata inserted before the content continues... as it should, in normal English.

    So... are they really gone? or this an encoding problem? Why do they begin with information that does not belong in them such as their files extensions and real code written in brackets <>.

    Is there some way to decode this back into English?
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    zebal Posts : 661 Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867) New 38 Minutes Ago #2
    Can you zip up and attach just one file that you think does not contain anything personal or sensitive? [/quote] My Computer[/i] You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Computer Type: PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number: MSI / MS-7B29
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
    CPU: Intel i3 8100 @3.6Ghz
    Motherboard: H310M PRO-VDH (MS-7B29)
    Memory: 1 x 16GB DDR4 @2400 MHz
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB SDDR4
    Sound Card: Realtek VEN_10EC&DEV_0887 / NVIDIA VEN_10DE&DEV_0081
    Monitor(s) Displays: Acer V226HQL
    Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Keyboard: Mechanical Gaming Hydra R7 - Rampage
    Mouse: Verbatim Model:49041
    Case: Everest 551B
    Hard Drives: SSD 500 GB Crucial MX500 / HDD 1 TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
    Internet Speed: Down: 28Mbps / Up: 19Mbps
    Browser: Microsoft Edge Chromium 89.0.774.54 (Official build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus: Windows Defender 1.333.417.0
    Other Info: NIC: Realtek PCIe GbE RTL8111/8168/8411

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    Posts : 25 Windows 10 (64) Thread Starter New 23 Minutes Ago #3
    My Computer[/i] You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Computer Type: Laptop
    OS: Windows 10 (64)

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    zebal Posts : 661 Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867) New 16 Minutes Ago #4
    My Computer[/i] You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Computer Type: PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number: MSI / MS-7B29
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
    CPU: Intel i3 8100 @3.6Ghz
    Motherboard: H310M PRO-VDH (MS-7B29)
    Memory: 1 x 16GB DDR4 @2400 MHz
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB SDDR4
    Sound Card: Realtek VEN_10EC&DEV_0887 / NVIDIA VEN_10DE&DEV_0081
    Monitor(s) Displays: Acer V226HQL
    Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Keyboard: Mechanical Gaming Hydra R7 - Rampage
    Mouse: Verbatim Model:49041
    Case: Everest 551B
    Hard Drives: SSD 500 GB Crucial MX500 / HDD 1 TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
    Internet Speed: Down: 28Mbps / Up: 19Mbps
    Browser: Microsoft Edge Chromium 89.0.774.54 (Official build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus: Windows Defender 1.333.417.0
    Other Info: NIC: Realtek PCIe GbE RTL8111/8168/8411

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    Posts : 25 Windows 10 (64) Thread Starter New 3 Minutes Ago #5
    My Computer[/i] You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Computer Type: Laptop
    OS: Windows 10 (64)

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    zebal Posts : 661 Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867) New 1 Minute Ago #6
     
    Noninvasive, Mar 20, 2021
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    DRDNA, Mar 20, 2021
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  3. dark2099 Win User
    Generating a .txt based file list in Windows 7

    I want to be able to generate a .txt file that lists all the files and folders in a specific folder on my PC, but don't know the name of any programs that do that. Searched on google a bit and came up with this guide, but it's for XP and I can't seem to find some of the folder options to modify the .bat file. Any suggestions? Thanks

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/file_list_generator.htm

    EDIT: The .bat file will do what I want if it is in the folder I want to do it in, but the option I want to add is having the right click option that it shows.
     
    dark2099, Mar 20, 2021
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