I have a file on my computer but I do not have the software to run it. Therefore when I open the file in Notepad all I see is boxes. I don't think the problem is encryption because it is nothing secret, it is no different than trying to open a music file in Notepad. If I open the file in a Hex editor would it be possible for me to read it bit by bit and somehow convert it to text? The file format is used in a "form editor" type of application. Such as text and data reporting.