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I am having a problem with reading in a txt file using Readall method. When it read in a file it returns only ÿþB characters. This only does it on log file created by ntbackup, if I create a simple text file it works fine. I also can copy the text out of the log file and past into an other file and it is fine.

Not sure it there is something in the formatting of this log file that kills the readall method.

This is the code that I am using. Any ideas why this is happening?

Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2, ForAppending = 8
Dim fso, f
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
'Open the file for reading
Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\backup01.log", ForReading)
'The ReadAll method reads the entire file into the variable BodyText
BodyText = f.ReadAll
MyVar = MsgBox (BodyText, 65, "MsgBox BodyText")
'Close the file
f.Close
Set f = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing
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Question by:pointhigh
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TimCottee earned 500 total points
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Hi pointhigh,

Because readall stops if it encounters an end-of-file marker such as 0x26 or even 0x0 null characters. You have to do it byte by byte or use a different method that allows you to read binary files rather then text files (which is what the FSO was designed for).

Tim Cottee
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by:pointhigh
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Ok that makes sense, when I rename the file to backup01.txt it gets the same characters, but when I the text out in notepad and past into a new file it is fine.
Thanks for the very fast answer.
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