I appreciate the suggestions, unfortunately, as I said before you cannot see anything except the read me file.
Here is what shows when you insert the cd: Backup CD
This disc is a backup CD.
Except for this file the contents of this disc must be
accessed using your backup software.
Since I have no way of knowing what made the back up it would appear I have no way of accessing the files, they appear to be small in number maybe 65,000 bites. He thinks they were pictures. I've have no idea what program would make a back up file instead of storing the pictures this way.
It is another hair pulling exercise I fear.
Thank you so much