My Docs. file problems

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Hello
Hoping that I'm addressing the correct Newsgroup and that someone can assist
me.
When I open a particular folder in My Docs. it shows five files. When I open
four of these files they appear in a format that I cannot read. I'll send
what the folder shows for all five, with the best description I can give for
what comes up for each when I open them - somewhat lengthy, but I'm hoping
to include whatever info you may require.
Description of:

File 1 hpoth07
DAT FILE
1 KB

When I open it the header reads
Microsoft Word hpoth07 (Read-Only)

The body appears to be notepad - like characters that are undecipherable to
me

File 2 SFX5D2
MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
350KB

When I open it the header reads
MICROSOFT WORD SFX5D2 (READ-ONLY)

The body is as per file 1

File 3 SFX5D2
TEXT DOCUMENT
194 KB

When I open it the header reads
SFX5D2 Notepad

The body is as per file 1

File 4 hpoth07
1x1
TIF IMAGE

when I open it the header reads
Windows Picture And Fax Viewer

The screen is blank

File 5 SFX 5D2
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
183KB

When I open it the header reads
Adobe Reader [SFX5D2 pdf]

The body of this is a letter that I can read.

I am using XPHome, SP2.

If anyone can tell me what I have done wrong, and if possible how to correct
and prevent it from happening in the future I would greatly appreciate it.
One thing further - please bear in mind that should you require further
information or me to follow your instructions, you will likely have to give
me step by step steps to follow.

Thank you in advance for any assistance offered

Terry
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Terry

    What programmes are you using to open these files?

    http://www.stack.com/file/extension/index.html

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    news:upFtwEmuFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hello
    > Hoping that I'm addressing the correct Newsgroup and that someone can
    > assist me.
    > When I open a particular folder in My Docs. it shows five files. When
    > I open four of these files they appear in a format that I cannot read.
    > I'll send what the folder shows for all five, with the best
    > description I can give for what comes up for each when I open them -
    > somewhat lengthy, but I'm hoping to include whatever info you may
    > require.
    > Description of:
    >
    > File 1 hpoth07
    > DAT FILE
    > 1 KB
    >
    > When I open it the header reads
    > Microsoft Word hpoth07 (Read-Only)
    >
    > The body appears to be notepad - like characters that are
    > undecipherable to me
    >
    > File 2 SFX5D2
    > MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
    > 350KB
    >
    > When I open it the header reads
    > MICROSOFT WORD SFX5D2 (READ-ONLY)
    >
    > The body is as per file 1
    >
    > File 3 SFX5D2
    > TEXT DOCUMENT
    > 194 KB
    >
    > When I open it the header reads
    > SFX5D2 Notepad
    >
    > The body is as per file 1
    >
    > File 4 hpoth07
    > 1x1
    > TIF IMAGE
    >
    > when I open it the header reads
    > Windows Picture And Fax Viewer
    >
    > The screen is blank
    >
    > File 5 SFX 5D2
    > Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
    > 183KB
    >
    > When I open it the header reads
    > Adobe Reader [SFX5D2 pdf]
    >
    > The body of this is a letter that I can read.
    >
    > I am using XPHome, SP2.
    >
    > If anyone can tell me what I have done wrong, and if possible how to
    > correct and prevent it from happening in the future I would greatly
    > appreciate it.
    > One thing further - please bear in mind that should you require
    > further information or me to follow your instructions, you will likely
    > have to give me step by step steps to follow.
    >
    > Thank you in advance for any assistance offered
    >
    > Terry
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Gerry
    Thanks for responding.
    When I right click each file and check Properties I see the following:
    Files 1 and 2 - Microsoft Word
    File 3 - Notepad
    File 4 - Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    Hope this is what you wanted .
    Off to work right now, will check for suggestions when I return.
    Thanks again
    Terry


    "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    news:eT%23BtwruFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Terry
    >
    > What programmes are you using to open these files?
    >
    > http://www.stack.com/file/extension/index.html
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Using invalid email address
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Please tell the newsgroup how any
    > suggested solution worked for you.
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    >
    > "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    > news:upFtwEmuFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello
    >> Hoping that I'm addressing the correct Newsgroup and that someone can
    >> assist me.
    >> When I open a particular folder in My Docs. it shows five files. When I
    >> open four of these files they appear in a format that I cannot read. I'll
    >> send what the folder shows for all five, with the best description I can
    >> give for what comes up for each when I open them - somewhat lengthy, but
    >> I'm hoping to include whatever info you may require.
    >> Description of:
    >>
    >> File 1 hpoth07
    >> DAT FILE
    >> 1 KB
    >>
    >> When I open it the header reads
    >> Microsoft Word hpoth07 (Read-Only)
    >>
    >> The body appears to be notepad - like characters that are undecipherable
    >> to me
    >>
    >> File 2 SFX5D2
    >> MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
    >> 350KB
    >>
    >> When I open it the header reads
    >> MICROSOFT WORD SFX5D2 (READ-ONLY)
    >>
    >> The body is as per file 1
    >>
    >> File 3 SFX5D2
    >> TEXT DOCUMENT
    >> 194 KB
    >>
    >> When I open it the header reads
    >> SFX5D2 Notepad
    >>
    >> The body is as per file 1
    >>
    >> File 4 hpoth07
    >> 1x1
    >> TIF IMAGE
    >>
    >> when I open it the header reads
    >> Windows Picture And Fax Viewer
    >>
    >> The screen is blank
    >>
    >> File 5 SFX 5D2
    >> Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
    >> 183KB
    >>
    >> When I open it the header reads
    >> Adobe Reader [SFX5D2 pdf]
    >>
    >> The body of this is a letter that I can read.
    >>
    >> I am using XPHome, SP2.
    >>
    >> If anyone can tell me what I have done wrong, and if possible how to
    >> correct and prevent it from happening in the future I would greatly
    >> appreciate it.
    >> One thing further - please bear in mind that should you require further
    >> information or me to follow your instructions, you will likely have to
    >> give me step by step steps to follow.
    >>
    >> Thank you in advance for any assistance offered
    >>
    >> Terry
    >>
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Terry

    Many files do not contain information easily interpreted by a typical
    computer user. To open them you need the programme used to create the
    file. Just because a programme like Notepad may open a file does not
    mean that it will disclose the contents in a meaningful format.

    A file with a DAT file extension could be created any one of a number of
    programmes - see link:
    http://www.filext.com/alphalist.php?extstart=%5ED

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    Enquire, plan and execute.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    suggested solution worked for you.

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    news:OPvUvPsuFHA.3740@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Gerry
    > Thanks for responding.
    > When I right click each file and check Properties I see the following:
    > Files 1 and 2 - Microsoft Word
    > File 3 - Notepad
    > File 4 - Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    > Hope this is what you wanted .
    > Off to work right now, will check for suggestions when I return.
    > Thanks again
    > Terry
    >
    >
    >
    > "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    > news:eT%23BtwruFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> Terry
    >>
    >> What programmes are you using to open these files?
    >>
    >> http://www.stack.com/file/extension/index.html
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope this helps.
    >>
    >> Gerry
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> FCA
    >>
    >> Using invalid email address
    >>
    >> Stourport, Worcs, England
    >> Enquire, plan and execute.
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> Please tell the newsgroup how any
    >> suggested solution worked for you.
    >>
    >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:upFtwEmuFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello
    >>> Hoping that I'm addressing the correct Newsgroup and that someone
    >>> can assist me.
    >>> When I open a particular folder in My Docs. it shows five files.
    >>> When I open four of these files they appear in a format that I
    >>> cannot read. I'll send what the folder shows for all five, with the
    >>> best description I can give for what comes up for each when I open
    >>> them - somewhat lengthy, but I'm hoping to include whatever info you
    >>> may require.
    >>> Description of:
    >>>
    >>> File 1 hpoth07
    >>> DAT FILE
    >>> 1 KB
    >>>
    >>> When I open it the header reads
    >>> Microsoft Word hpoth07 (Read-Only)
    >>>
    >>> The body appears to be notepad - like characters that are
    >>> undecipherable to me
    >>>
    >>> File 2 SFX5D2
    >>> MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
    >>> 350KB
    >>>
    >>> When I open it the header reads
    >>> MICROSOFT WORD SFX5D2 (READ-ONLY)
    >>>
    >>> The body is as per file 1
    >>>
    >>> File 3 SFX5D2
    >>> TEXT DOCUMENT
    >>> 194 KB
    >>>
    >>> When I open it the header reads
    >>> SFX5D2 Notepad
    >>>
    >>> The body is as per file 1
    >>>
    >>> File 4 hpoth07
    >>> 1x1
    >>> TIF IMAGE
    >>>
    >>> when I open it the header reads
    >>> Windows Picture And Fax Viewer
    >>>
    >>> The screen is blank
    >>>
    >>> File 5 SFX 5D2
    >>> Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
    >>> 183KB
    >>>
    >>> When I open it the header reads
    >>> Adobe Reader [SFX5D2 pdf]
    >>>
    >>> The body of this is a letter that I can read.
    >>>
    >>> I am using XPHome, SP2.
    >>>
    >>> If anyone can tell me what I have done wrong, and if possible how to
    >>> correct and prevent it from happening in the future I would greatly
    >>> appreciate it.
    >>> One thing further - please bear in mind that should you require
    >>> further information or me to follow your instructions, you will
    >>> likely have to give me step by step steps to follow.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you in advance for any assistance offered
    >>>
    >>> Terry
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >
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    Gerry

    Thanks for your time and assistance. It's obvious to me that I am out of my
    league and require some 'sit beside me instruction'. I have looked at the
    two links you provided - thank you - but a lot of it is beyond my
    comprehension.

    To your - and all ( volunteered and unpaid ) who assist us less
    xperienced - benefit the info provided by you does steer me in a direction
    to the exact help I will have to pay for.

    All part of the learning experience.

    Thanks again for your time.

    Terry
    "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    news:Ogv$09tuFHA.3548@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Terry
    >
    > Many files do not contain information easily interpreted by a typical
    > computer user. To open them you need the programme used to create the
    > file. Just because a programme like Notepad may open a file does not mean
    > that it will disclose the contents in a meaningful format.
    >
    > A file with a DAT file extension could be created any one of a number of
    > programmes - see link:
    > http://www.filext.com/alphalist.php?extstart=%5ED
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Using invalid email address
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Please tell the newsgroup how any
    > suggested solution worked for you.
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    > news:OPvUvPsuFHA.3740@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Gerry
    >> Thanks for responding.
    >> When I right click each file and check Properties I see the following:
    >> Files 1 and 2 - Microsoft Word
    >> File 3 - Notepad
    >> File 4 - Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    >> Hope this is what you wanted .
    >> Off to work right now, will check for suggestions when I return.
    >> Thanks again
    >> Terry
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eT%23BtwruFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >>> Terry
    >>>
    >>> What programmes are you using to open these files?
    >>>
    >>> http://www.stack.com/file/extension/index.html
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Hope this helps.
    >>>
    >>> Gerry
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>> FCA
    >>>
    >>> Using invalid email address
    >>>
    >>> Stourport, Worcs, England
    >>> Enquire, plan and execute.
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>> Please tell the newsgroup how any
    >>> suggested solution worked for you.
    >>>
    >>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>>
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Terry Haeber" <Terry Haeber@anonymous.ca> wrote in message
    >>> news:upFtwEmuFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hello
    >>>> Hoping that I'm addressing the correct Newsgroup and that someone can
    >>>> assist me.
    >>>> When I open a particular folder in My Docs. it shows five files. When I
    >>>> open four of these files they appear in a format that I cannot read.
    >>>> I'll send what the folder shows for all five, with the best description
    >>>> I can give for what comes up for each when I open them - somewhat
    >>>> lengthy, but I'm hoping to include whatever info you may require.
    >>>> Description of:
    >>>>
    >>>> File 1 hpoth07
    >>>> DAT FILE
    >>>> 1 KB
    >>>>
    >>>> When I open it the header reads
    >>>> Microsoft Word hpoth07 (Read-Only)
    >>>>
    >>>> The body appears to be notepad - like characters that are
    >>>> undecipherable to me
    >>>>
    >>>> File 2 SFX5D2
    >>>> MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
    >>>> 350KB
    >>>>
    >>>> When I open it the header reads
    >>>> MICROSOFT WORD SFX5D2 (READ-ONLY)
    >>>>
    >>>> The body is as per file 1
    >>>>
    >>>> File 3 SFX5D2
    >>>> TEXT DOCUMENT
    >>>> 194 KB
    >>>>
    >>>> When I open it the header reads
    >>>> SFX5D2 Notepad
    >>>>
    >>>> The body is as per file 1
    >>>>
    >>>> File 4 hpoth07
    >>>> 1x1
    >>>> TIF IMAGE
    >>>>
    >>>> when I open it the header reads
    >>>> Windows Picture And Fax Viewer
    >>>>
    >>>> The screen is blank
    >>>>
    >>>> File 5 SFX 5D2
    >>>> Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
    >>>> 183KB
    >>>>
    >>>> When I open it the header reads
    >>>> Adobe Reader [SFX5D2 pdf]
    >>>>
    >>>> The body of this is a letter that I can read.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am using XPHome, SP2.
    >>>>
    >>>> If anyone can tell me what I have done wrong, and if possible how to
    >>>> correct and prevent it from happening in the future I would greatly
    >>>> appreciate it.
    >>>> One thing further - please bear in mind that should you require further
    >>>> information or me to follow your instructions, you will likely have to
    >>>> give me step by step steps to follow.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you in advance for any assistance offered
    >>>>
    >>>> Terry
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
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