mpack wrote:Okie2003 wrote:. . . Did you do the check I suggested? It would settle the matter in minutes, and remove the need for speculation.

OK, I hope I did what you suggested. I got Frhed - Free hex editor 1.7.1.0 and did a partial open on a BW file that works and one of the recent ones that does not. I am not sure what i am looking at. The first line is identical (I think), the second is different, the third is identical and then my eyes crossed

kudos to you programmers. AnywayI copied a few lines of each into notepad:

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Does this tell us anything or should I do something else. If I did not do what you ask, please try again and I will try again.