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  • How to view JNT files?

    Posted on October 2nd, 2016 at 11:43 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft killed off Windows Journal in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update two months ago. Since then I’ve received a steady stream of questions (and complaints!) from people who want to convert their old JNT files – or at least be able to open them.

    Does anybody out there know how you can do either in Win10 1607?

    The instructions here


    dated September 8 don’t work any more. The pirate download sites have malware-laden copies of an old version of Windows Journal. I’ve looked all over for a third party replacement and can’t find one. Being able to convert JNT to OneNote would be nice, but just a viewer would help a lot.

  • Windows Journal enters the last lap with KB 3161102

    Posted on July 28th, 2016 at 13:44 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I talked about Windows Journal a few weeks ago. KB 3170735 showed signs of putting Windows Journal out of its misery.

    Microsoft just released KB 3161102, which

    lets users remove the Windows Journal component immediately. As a more secure alternative to Windows Journal, we recommend that users download, install, and use Microsoft OneNote. Other mitigations for customers who have dependencies on Windows Journal are provided in this article.

    Some of you may lament its passing. I won’t.

  • Four new Windows patches to avoid: KB 2952664, 2976978, 2977759, 3170735

    Posted on July 6th, 2016 at 08:06 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It looks to me like Windows Journal has finally gone to the bit bucket in the sky.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows