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Corrupt/unreadable RTF File? Cannot open.

Posted on 2006-10-25
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My friend has this file he was working on in WordPad:

http://keinetworks.org/Shakespeare.rtf

He was working on it yesterday and then clicked save a couple times. Today he can't open it.

Can anybody help? Thanks!
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Question by:kgilbert3
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by:David-Howard
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Has he tried to rename the file extension to something like .doc (For Word) and then open it?
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by:kgilbert3
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I tried that. Didn't work.
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by:David-Howard
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Has he tried to create a new file with Wordpad, save and reopen it?
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PC_Rob earned 250 total points
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The file you are linking to looks like a binary executable file with the wrong file extension on it.  I can see the following as the only readable text:

Are you sure this is supposed to be an RTF and not some kind of exe or virus?

CPU: x86
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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