Can't read cd

oldmacuser77

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Dec 15, 2014
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What do I need to read a cd that was printed with a pc. I have a mini mac running using El Capitan 10.11.6
Is there something I need to download to see this? thank you Maybe I should have said from a Windows machine.
 
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Dave Braine

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What's on the CD? It should mount on the Desktop as long as you have the option ticked in Finder Preferences. You should then be able to open it and see the files.
 

oldmacuser77

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Dec 15, 2014
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What's on the CD? It should mount on the Desktop as long as you have the option ticked in Finder Preferences. You should then be able to open it and see the files.
It's an x-ray of my dog. When I open it there are two black boxws which say, Autorun inf and Export inf
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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OP:

What happens if you RIGHT CLICK (or "control-click") on either icon?
Do you see an option to view the contents?
If you do, open them and browse inside.

Hard to tell without having the CD in question "in hand", but sometimes there are graphic images (the xrays) that can be opened with a Mac app. I would recommend using Graphic Converter (free to try).
 

Toutou

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Jan 6, 2015
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Sounds like DICOM files. Since most people don't have a medical x-ray reader installed, doctors often distribute the whole package (the pics with a Windows reader).
Use a Windows PC if you have one. If you don't, google for "mac dicom viewer".
 
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