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Alyse

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My friend burned me a CD of photos for our yearbook, and I brought them home to work on them. When I opened up the files on the disc, however, they're all in a .dat format. Is there any way I can convert these to JPG images? Any format I can work with in Photoshop is alright too.
 
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Does the program your friend use to burn the disk also extract the images? Maybe you can get the program from your friend?
 
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Yea may need the program he used to burned the CD.
Then look in the CD to see if there are other folders or files that may have the image in .jpg
 

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By any chance did your friend create the files and CD on an Apple Mac computer and you opening the CD on a Windows based PC? I have read that Macs do not use file extensions to track file type. Ssometime that makes Windows very confused and a default .DAT extension is assigned to the filename.

Try copying one the files to your hard drive and then change its extension to something .jpg if you think it might be a JPEG file or .psd if it might be a PhotoShop file. Then try to open the renamed file.
 
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