.hta fiiles identified as binary

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.hta fiiles identified as binary

Post by rickier55 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:22 am

I'm trying to compare two .hta extension text files. I have compared them in the past, but they are now being reported as binary. But I've looked at them in text editor and they look fine. I have other .hta's in the same package that are working fine and these two used to work.

Any suggestion on what has caused them to be treated as binary now?

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Re: .hta fiiles identified as binary

Post by psguru » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 am

Hard to tell without looking at the file. Your file may have a number of non-ASCII characters enough to be considered binary. Could you attach a sample here?
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Re: .hta fiiles identified as binary

Post by MSpagni » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:27 pm

I had the opposite problem: .exe files opened as text.
A bit surprising, but easily solved by adding *.exe to "always treat these files as binary".

Before you wonder: probably those files were not true windows executables but exec for a different O.S.; I don't remember exactly.

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