Can't read cd

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  1. oldmacuser77, Dec 23, 2016
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    oldmacuser77 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's an x-ray of my dog. When I open it there are two black boxws which say, Autorun inf and Export inf
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68020

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    You'll need to open and run that cd in Windows not Mac OS X.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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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).
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    .inf files are Windows files. They won't run on Macs.
     
  7. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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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".
     
  8. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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