Opening windows files with Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tammyinkansas, May 6, 2010.

  1. tammyinkansas macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2010
    I live in Wichita, Kansas.
    Im presently on an imac with Snow Leopard installed on it. I found an old cdrom disk of mine that I burned a few years back when I had a Windows computer. I think it ran Windows XP Home. Anyways, I used a burning program called Hotburn to burn the disk. I burned my address book, several photos, different folders of various things onto the disk. For whatever reason, the file extensions on every file turned into .ink. So, how can I open them on my mac? I copied the files on the burned disk to a new folder on my imac.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are the file sizes of those files?

    May it be a multi session CD?
  3. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    are you sure they are .ink and not .lnk?
    .lnk files are just windows shortcut files. So if they are infact lnk files All you did was copy over the shortcuts and not the actual files.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I had a friend who made the same mistake with windows several years ago. He copied an entire disk and then found out all he actually copied was the shortcuts.

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