Can not read .reg files in notepad


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Todd

I can read them just fine in Notepad

Silly question - did you unzip the file??!!
This is weird. Originally, I was getting

ÿþW

Now it seems to work. Huh. Go figure.

Thank you for the help.

-T
 
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Asger-P

Hi Todd

This is weird. Originally, I was getting

ÿþW
Are You sure it wasn't:



because thats the (BOM (Byte Order Mark)) start of an Utf-8 file,
in which kase You must be certain that the editor You use can
handle Utf-8 files, Notepad should be able to do that.


Best regards
Asger-P
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Todd said:
Hi Guys,

These .reg files dealing with the CapLock Key

http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/KeyboardMappings.zip

Are in a format I can not read in notepad. Is there some trick to
reading them and/or converting them to text?

Many thanks, -T
..reg files in Windows 7 are written in Unicode-16, which Notepad should
be able to read fine. You may have trouble with a Notepad replacement
program. The Windows 7 registry will still accept eight bit ANSI .reg
files if you want to convert them.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Nil said:
They contain non-ascii characters. Registry keys can contain binary
data - maybe these reg files do, too. Be wary of editing them with a
text editor.
Binary data are coded as hexadecimal bytes. REG files are always pure
text. They are intended to compatible with a text editor. The only
problem will be with using an editor incompatible with Unicode-16. There
should be no problem with the Windows 7 version of Notepad.exe. I have
had no problem reading them all with Notepad.
 
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Nil

Binary data are coded as hexadecimal bytes. REG files are always
pure text. They are intended to compatible with a text editor. The
only problem will be with using an editor incompatible with
Unicode-16. There should be no problem with the Windows 7 version
of Notepad.exe. I have had no problem reading them all with
Notepad.
OK, that explains why odd characters were shown by a couple of my text
editors and not by others. Thanks for clarifying that.
 
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