Convert a notepad from hex format to text

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  1. Steven Luppino

    Steven Luppino New Member

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    Hello,

    Im trying to read a notepad that is in hex format in normal text. I have downloaded the program notepad++, but cant follow the tutorials very well. I tried typing the exact words from the title and couldnt find a tutorial to match, nor do I necessarily wish to learn too much about hex figures.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a simple tutorial that showed how to perform this function, if there was one, or could drop a few lines showing steps how to do this.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    • Open the hex file in notepad++
    • Select all the text
    • Click Plugins > Converters HEX > ASCII
    That's all you need to do
     
  3. Steven Luppino

    Steven Luppino New Member

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    Thanks.

    I still get this error.

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  4. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Then there is probably something wrong with the file you are trying to convert.
     
  5. Steven Luppino

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    Not without seeing the file.
     
  7. Steven Luppino

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    Its just a game save file that Id like to alter a bit, but it has only the name "file" for the extension.

    I dont know what it is myself, but then I dont know much about computers anyway.
     
  8. Neemobeer

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    If you don't really know what it is how do you plan to alter it?
     
    #8 Neemobeer, Sep 5, 2016
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    Then it's probably some custom format and that's why Notepad++ can't convert it to text. You could try a hex editor instead but it will probably be difficult/impossible to figure out what to change and how. Maybe create several save game files each with small changes in the game state and compare them???
     

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