Resolved TextEdit Files went from Rich text to Plain text

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wordscar, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. wordscar, Feb 24, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017

    wordscar macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2017
    Hi, everyone! TextEdit was experiencing some difficulties and in an effort to fix them, I [incorrectly] followed instructions I found on the internet. I ended up deleting Windows Office Compatibility.rtf in FontCollections in Library. All my TextEdit documents that were previously rich text are now plain text. I thought going back in the Time Machine and retrieving it would work. When I did, I opened the Windows Office Compatibility.rtf document. It was a TextEdit file in the plain text format. Before I deleted it, it would say it needed a specific application to open, and I used TextEdit. All my other TE files were the same too. I tried copying and pasting text from files onto new documents and saving them as "Rich Text" and "Rich Text with Attachments" but when I reopen it afterwards, it's still in plain text. Any ideas?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Have you tried opening Preferences in Text Edit and setting it to "rich text" ...?
  3. wordscar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2017
    It is.

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