Notepad - can't display current FIDIR.TXT - just get blank screen - file is all hex "00"

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Ps56k2
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edited July 14 in The Water Cooler

very weird - it appears to open - but the display is totally blank -

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    What's your filesize?
    And what's your folder location? C:\ProgramData\Quicken\Inet\Common\Localweb\Banklist\2019
    Mine took about 5 seconds to open as expected. I'm on R 57.12

  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
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    FWIW, it opened fine. File in 2019 folder is dated 6-13-2024. The one in 2018 folder also opened. It had an early June date.

  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I've got a shortcut on my desktop to the file in the 2019 folder. Opened file just now.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • Ps56k2
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    edited June 13
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    yeah - I know … me too - shortcut always works - can't even open from FILE of Notepad -
    very weird - I'll have to see which previous versions open - these previous versions open fine with a click -

  • Ps56k2
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    well - somehow my FIDIR is trash - with all hex "00" -

  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13
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    Notepad is simply slow. My text editor of choice is vim. It opens fidir instantly. Of course it helps to have vi hard-coded into your fingers.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Biz & Personal Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.

  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited June 13
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    Mine last updated two days ago this afternoon on my Mac (I was looking at the wrong one), it looks fine. I always open it in a spreadsheet since it's a CSV file, it's a lot easier to read with the columns broken out.

  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I always open it in a spreadsheet since it's a CSV file, it's a lot easier to read with the columns broken out.

    I had never tried that. It can be easier to read, but it took me about 5 minutes to arrange the columns to be readable. Looking at the plain text is easier for me.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Biz & Personal Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.

  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    Whoops, my mistake, it's tab separated not CSV.

  • Ps56k2
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    edited June 13
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    weird - all others open ok except the bogus Hex 00 one that was downloaded -

    Also - now have this weird new UNZIP file - from 6/9 -

    just copied the good FIDIR from 6/5 into/over the bogus 6/9 - and will watch for future downloads..

  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
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    FWIW, I no longer have an Unzip folder. Can't say when that stopped. My guess is the hex Unzip folder is a leftover from a corrupted OSU where the fidir.txt file did not get unpacked properly and then the folder deleted.

    Might be time for a clean install.

  • Ps56k2
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    very weird - just deleted all the Hex 00 files from 6/9 -

    just downloaded and installed R56.9 - and now have a new FIDIR that is good -

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