I'm trying to recover some data from a somewhat damaged Treo 755p. Through the use of FilePC2PDA, I've been able to recover some of the PDBs.

When I open the PDBs with MSWrite or Notepad++, I can see some of the text I want as plain ASCII characters. But the ASCII characters are framed by lines and lines of other characters that I can't translate.

Example:

Mm#GN}iL8j̎jۊdr0*

All of these files were in English, entered in software purchased in the US on an American handset. I've tried a number of text filters, but I can't get anywhere.

I suspect some of this is code, but even so, shouldn't the code render in ASCII?