My friends computer motherboard died, and he is trying to get his old photos from the old HDD. he has it connected using a caddy but he has found that most of the photos are .CDX Files, and he can't open or transfer them. He has no idea how they became this format and says that they were saved as normal into "My Pictures" He is not good with computers and I cannot see the machine, has anyone any ideas? Thank you Rawprawn.
Oh, sorry. Nearly all the Linux distributions will run either from the CD or from memory which will allow you access to the hard drive and move or copy the files across and Linux won't care what the files are. I suggest trying Puppy Linux, it's very small to download and run from memory. click here of course, if your friend isn't too versed in computers it might be a bad idea to use the Linux route, it was just me thinking out allowed.
Just one thing that is confusing me at the moment, if the motherboard is dead, how is he reading the files in the caddy? Or is it connected to another computer?
He has bought a new computer and he is trying to rescue all his files from the old HDD, but these photos are causing a problem. OK, so if I download this and burn it to CD, what then. Do I boot from cd and then try to look at his old HDD from there?