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Binary files downloaded as ascii, is there a utility to fix them?

By fdg123
Aug 26, 2010
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  1. Hello,
    I recently had to do complete re-install of my forum(phpbb3) and my ftp (and me) didn't know that the files without extensions were binary and it downloaded them as ascii. those files contained picture attachments to posts, they are real important to my forum. phpbb3 says they cannot be fixed, but it seems to me a utility program should be able to reverse the damage, anybody know of one? plz?
    and:
    No there are no other backups other than these corrupted ones.
    Phpbb3 is of NO help, they say they are toast.
    You guys(and girls) are my last hope.:confused:

    FRANK (fdg123)


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