Please it's urgent.

I have an encoding problem. When I open my notebooks I find weird characters like this

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Are my data erased?

  • $\begingroup$ Try opening your notebook in a text editor and see if you can salvage something from there, or if it's still showing the same gobbledygook there. $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Jun 18, 2022 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ I opened it in BlocNotes, the same gobbledygook $\endgroup$
    – Gallagher
    Jun 18, 2022 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ You say that you have an encoding problem though: do you know if you changed the character encoding in the notebook / in your system? What was the last operation you did on this notebook? Was it recently saved, operated on, downloaded from somewhere? Do you have any more context? $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Jun 18, 2022 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ @MarcoB No, I haven't changed anything, these are old notebooks written by MAT11 in 2015, I wanted to consult them for work. $\endgroup$
    – Gallagher
    Jun 18, 2022 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible that they were generated on another computer that had a different character encoding? Can you try to open one of these notebooks on another computer, or perhaps in the free Wolfram cloud to see if the problem persists? $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Jun 18, 2022 at 13:31


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