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converting dat files to jpegs

by bakerv / May 24, 2005 9:42 PM PDT

Can anyone help me with the above, I upgraded my computer from Windows Me to XP, before I did this I saved all my photos using an external burner, I have tried to view these but they are all in dat file and I would like to convert them to Jpeg.
Any Ideas
Thanks
Vince

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You might try. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 24, 2005 10:15 PM PDT

to copy them to the HD, then change the extension from .dat to .jpg.

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Vince, If Pictures Are Dats...Then...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 12:53 AM PDT

...If the files actually have a .dat file extension, then you probably had a special program on your previous Windows ME computer which created them as such..You will probably need to install the same program on your new computer to extract or view them correctly.

If they were .jpg files on the Windows ME setup, then your burner should have saved them as a .jpg file which is viewable on Windows XP just the same. I'm not sure why it would have saved them as .dat files unless they were originally created that way by a specific program.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Agree with the others but...
by Edward ODaniel / May 26, 2005 6:14 AM PDT

if you download and install IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/ it will open graphic files regardless of extension and will "suggest" the proper extension.

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