Works, works, and works. Thanks again... Yes I am indeed "courageous"
. Yes unfortunately I am dealing with some unique files which are MEANT to be text files but because of the nature of what is being done (some of the data being streamed/dumped into the file has these special characters in it) they come out screwy. So the problem here is that the data is correct, and can not be changed. If I have a line which should never show up in a text file like a bunch of wacky nulls separated by more wacky characters, well, it's got to be there. This is something UltraEdit actually wasn't built for, but works GREAT NONETHELESS!
Thus, the least I can do (which i am doing now) is trying to separate all that "correct trash" from actual pure text, and dump it into what I am now officially calling my "courageous text files" directory