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Downloading Hi there Just recently every time i download off the net or am sent stuff the computer shows it as a series of numbers and jargon when opened.Never use to be a problem and haven't changed anything in my methods.Is this a common problem, a virus or have i clicked a wrong button???? thanks tony

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  • scarecrow60 Apr 05, 2008

    Yes...i have saved file as "whatever" and then gone in to open it and just numbers appear........weird!!!!

    Thanks for getting back

  • scarecrow60 Apr 06, 2008

    Inadvertly you directed me .................but the solution was obvious i had to upgrade my adobe but it was only in a period of 3 months the problem started ............does that sound right?

  • scarecrow60 Apr 07, 2008

    Thanks for your get back and help. Cheers (got you on file)

  • Benjamin Paul
    Benjamin Paul May 11, 2010

    Is this occurring when downloading files? If so, you may need to right click and select "Save as...", "Save to Disk..." or "Save File As...".

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When you open the file, Windows may be trying to open it with the wrong program. It may be trying to open a picture file with Notepad, which would result in numbers and unreadable characters. If this is the problem, right click on the file, choose "Open With", and choose the appropriate program.

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  • Benjamin Paul
    Benjamin Paul Apr 06, 2008

    Yeah, that would make sense. After your trial ended, it would have tried to open the file as a text document, which would explain its readability, or lack thereof.

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