Can't open a file! #13004

NikkiRaeGamer opened this Issue Dec 24, 2016 · 1 comment


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Hello! I'm having a problem with my brackets, I can't open so-called "encoded 8 files" or something like that..?... Can anyone help me with this?



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problems with brackets

petetnt commented Dec 25, 2016 edited

Hi @NikkiRaeGamer,

UTF-8 refers to the character encoding you file is presented in, which is currently the only format Brackets supports. It's by far the most commonly used format on the internet, but some other tools could have created the files in another format. You could try converting your files using an extension such as, which can be found under File -> Extension Manager. Alternatively you can use other tool such as Notepad++ to perform the conversion (open a file -> Encode -> Convert to UTF-8 with BOM -> save the file and it should open in Brackets too).

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