Hello. I am using a Dell laptop with Windows 8 Home. The file Properties show strange symbol-type characters where there should be numbers etc. See Screenshot... This character problem has existed for a while, more than 6 months I guess. 1) Antivirus scans are clean. 2) All Region and Language settings are correct. 3) I have successfully changed the default font a number of times using regedit... HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes\MS Shell Dlg (2) ...but the characters are still there... 埒曼 in file properties, etc. 4) The "Restore default font settings" does not work in... Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Fonts\Font settings ...the 'OK' button is always greyed out after I click 'Restore default font settings'. Does anybody know how to get rid of the stranger characters? I posted in another forum but no joy, so here's hoping... Thanks.