Convert a notepad from hex format to text

#1
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.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
  • Open the hex file in notepad++
  • Select all the text
  • Click Plugins > Converters HEX > ASCII
That's all you need to do
 


#3
Thanks.

I still get this error.

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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
Then there is probably something wrong with the file you are trying to convert.
 


#5
No idea what?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#6
Not without seeing the file.
 


#7
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.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#8
If you don't really know what it is how do you plan to alter it?
 


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zirkoni

Honorable Member
#9
Its just a game save file
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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