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FileInputStream fin=new FileInputStream("tata.doc");
int i;
while((i=fin.read())!=-1)
{
System.out.print((char)i);
}

If I run above code for abc.java instead of tata.doc -> then its working fine. Its printing containts of abc.java on the console.
But If I run for tata.doc -> then its printing something different on the console.
Why this happen?
 
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Not enough information provided for a full answer, but...

What output do you get? What output did you expect?

What is this .doc file? Is it a Microsoft Word document? If so, remember that's not a text file, it's binary (maybe compressed XML?). You can't just print it as raw characters.
 
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As Peter said, and as far as i guess, you are trying to read a Microsoft Word document, which is not a text document.
 
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you could create a new txt file,and try it again.
 
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