So my friend has an 89kb text document he edits with wordpad. All was fine up until today when he went to open it and all he sees now is this: i looked around the interwebz and found some info about why this might be happening but nothing definitive and nothing that really helps. this problem has always perplexed me though usually i've been able to find ways around it but atm i'm stumped. from what i have gathered, text encoding got messed up. is there any way to fix this or get back what was converted into those box symbols?