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Hey guys, i'm just wondering is there a way to read in a UTF8 encoded file and convert it to plain text. I can read the file in alright but no matter what I do I can't convert it to plain text. Any help very much apreciated thanks.

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FileStream stream = new FileStream( fileName, System.IO.FileMode.Open );
BinaryReader reader = new BinaryReader( stream );
string text = Encoding.UTF8.GetString( reader.ReadBytes( (int)reader.BaseStream.Length ) );
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frostcox 23-Nov-12 3:50am    
Hey thank you very much, the file must be encrypted as when I use the GEtEncoding it says UTF8 but when I decode it is still un-readable. Thanks for your help.

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