How do I open a JSON file?
Because JSON files are plain text files, you can open them in any text editor, including:
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Apple TextEdit (Mac)
GitHub Atom (cross-platform)
You can also open a JSON file in the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers by dragging and dropping the file into your browser window.
Can you explain the process you used to do this?
If you double-click a json file inside of winzip, and select wordpad... it should be ungarbled text (i.e. you should be able to read words in english along with some symbols).
Are you getting this?
I should also mention:
The JSON files from Yahoo Answers will only have your own written questions and answers. It will not have the answers written by other people to your questions.
I looked through my questions.json file (which I done by saving the file on my Microsoft OneDrive and opening it on the Chrome browser; it looks incoherent but it makes sense) and it only had what I had written; the answers written by other people was not in the file.
Similar with the answers.json file: while the question title and details by other people were saved, only my answers were shown.
So if you were expecting the files to have saved the answers by other people to your questions, that is not the case.
How did you open your JSON files on the Chrome browser?
I am wondering, will cached pages of Yahoo! Answers questions still be available online once Yahoo! Answers is down?
I still have time to archive questions. I haven't had the time to do this in the past few days. I was busy.
I'm going to do this over the weekend.