Spaces between words all gone after Restore from backup

Ugly problem here: My main database fritzed recently, so I restored a backup, which brought back all files – but with the spaces between words missing. (That would be spacesbetweenwordsmissing.) Not good. This is the case with RTF and plain text files as well as archived web sites.

I really need to fix this. Any ideas? I searched the forums but couldn’t find anything.

Much thanks for any help.

David Dobbs
Montpelier, Vt