Help with opening .dat file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smurfee, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. smurfee macrumors newbie

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    I have been given a dvd by my new employers. When I mount and open it, it contains three files: autorun.inf, edisk.dat and SVOLBRO.EXE. I am assuming that it is the edisk.dat file that I should be reading but I can not open it. I have spoken to the company who say that it should contain an encrypted pdf file. I have tried copying and renaming the file to edisk.pdf and then using preview but I am getting an error message saying the preview is unable to open the file. Does anyone know how to open these types of files?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The .exe file points to a Windows only CD/DVD, and the .dat file is Windows only too. A .pdf file has the suffix .pdf, thus you should look for a .pdf file or ask the employers to give the .pdf file in some other format, that can also be read by Mac OS X, unless you also have access to Windows, in which you could try the CD/DVD.

    Maybe the .exe file is a compressed archive, but you still need Windows to extract it.
     
  3. smurfee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your quick reply. Had to dig out my old virus ridden pc but managed to read the file eventually.
     

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