17993Files Marked Read-only / Binary/null Characters (was Re: [NTB] Nonfunctioning because...?)
- Aug 2, 2005Hi Mordechai and Others...,
You might be interested in checking out my site with Frequently
Asked Questions for NoteTab. There is a frames and no frames
version. You can switch back and forth to the two different
From the NoteTab Support Desk
http://www.notetab.net/faq/ntb/index2.htm (No frames)
This is towards the bottom of the questions on the above web pages...
What is a binary error; how do I get rid of it?
Please understand what Help says (below) before making changes to
binary documents such as *.doc, and *.exe, etc. I suggest you
read this in full as well.
Some servers and programs add a binary character at the end of
the files. This is usually the case when you know they are text
based files such as.txt and .htm. NoteTab detects the character
and warns you that it may be a binary file like .doc, .jpg.
NoteTab replaces the null character (binary value of no
importance usually) with a replacement character. That assumes
you have your binary features checked under the Files tab in
Options. You can see the character in Options | File | Binary
Replace Character. When NoteTab replaces it it also marks the
file as read-only in NoteTab.
(Also, with no text selected and the file in the saved state,
hold your mouse pointer over the main document edit window and
look at the file format on the status bar. If it says MAX, Unix,
or something different than Windows/DOS and you want it to be
Windows/DOS, right click on the tab and change the Save Format.
You can also use the feature under Modify | Lines | Adjust Line
Breaks - Use this command on documents (for example UNIX or Mac
files) that do not display lines with standard carriage return +
line feed characters.)
You have a couple of options to take for binary read-only marked
files. One is if you know for sure the file is a text based file,
take it out of read-only from the Document menu at the bottom and
then Ctrl+End to get to the bottom of the document. This assumes
that is where the binary/null character is and where they are
normally inserted at. The NoteTab default replacement character
is the center dot/center period. If you see it at the bottom,
delete it and then save the file. If you upload to the server and
then download again, and the same thing happens you can use the
The second option is to uncheck all the binary warnings in Options
| Files. You can get there from the View menu. There are three
binary options to be concerned with. Actually, you can leave the
warnings there if you don't mind the error message every time you
open one of these files. If you turn off all three, then just
remember that you did so and do not try to edit true binary files
like .doc (MS Word) files - you will surely corrupt them.
The following is from Help (under the File tab in Options).
Filter Binary Codes:
By default, if you try to load a file that contains null
characters (a character with a decimal value of 0), NoteTab will
treat the first occurring null as the end of the file. This
option lets you override this behavior by allowing NoteTab to
substitute null characters with another character defined in
the "Substitute Binary Character" field. When set, you can load
the full content of any type of file (including binaries).
Important: saving files which have had characters substituted
will not restore the control character! This option slows the
loading of large files, so do not set it if you use only true
Warn Partial Loading:
Warns if a file has only been partially loaded due to the
presence of null characters. This option has no effect if "Filter
Binary Codes" is set.
Warn Binaries Substituted:
Displays a warning message if binary characters have been
substituted in the loaded document.
If there are no binary characters in the file and it is marked on
the hard drive as read-only, that is, the read-only attribute is
checked, then you'll need to uncheck it. You can do that from
NoteTab by clicking on Document | Disk File Properties... (Alt+;)
and uncheck the Read-only box. If it is marked in all your files
in a directory, you can go to Windows Explorer (or My Computer)
and select/highlight all the files that you do not want marked
read-only, right click over the selected area, and choose
Properties. Uncheck the read-only box and then click on OK.
I have a number of Clips that work with directories in my
DirStuff. There are some Clips in it to change the file
attributes in it about halfway down or there about.
NoteTabbers Assistant Library Page
Direct download for DirStuff
>I have the same problem, only this time the HTML pages were created by oneHappy Tab'n,
>of "Microsoft PowerToys" which is "HTML slideshow". The pages have black
>color background and I wanted to change it, so I opened one in "NTB" and got
>the same message, could not edit the page ( they ARE NOT 'read only'). I
>copied the page onto a new page, saved it and then I could edit it (the new
>one). But imagine doing this to almost a hundred pages, when I can open
>10-15 pages at a time in NTB.
>I think I need the same answer as the original message down here.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "thueo108" <trasmus@...>
>Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:34 PM
>Subject: [NTB] Nonfunctioning because...?
>> A message says that a particular file "has not been fully loaded. It
>> probably contains one or more null characters. Use the option 'Filter
>> Binary Codes' if you want to load the entire file next time."
>> Having done this (checked the "filter binary codes" option), some of
>> the files remain gibberish--unreadable. Since I do want to use this
>> notetab software, inasmuch as it is reported to be so good, why
>> doesn't it function well for me?
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