Linux to Windows - Database files

Hi,

We've received a couple of files from a linux-based client that ultimately need to be converted into excel/sql format.

I can open the file with the data in notepad++, but it is in such a horrible state that I'm unable to really do something with it. Is there any way to convert the required files to a windows-based format? Is there any way to identify the file with type 'file' in windows?

Here is an example of the files:
The .k and .d files are not important, but here for completeness
LIBRALEXAsked:
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
Have you discussed this with the linux based client?
They may have other ways to present the data (e.g. xml)

I think we would need more information about the contents of the file to be converted.
If it looks horrible in Notepad++ I think we can assume it more than just line terminators.
Is a small image of the file in notepad++ possible? (if not too private)
Do you know what product produced the files?

btw: those .d and .k file extension don't mean much to me I'm afraid, e.g.
The D file type is primarily associated with 'D Programming Language Source Code File'. http://filext.com/file-extension/D
The K file type is primarily associated with 'Desktop Color Separation Specification Black Layer'. (usually an EPS file)  http://filext.com/file-extension/K

but perhaps others here will recognize the file extensions.
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LIBRALEXAuthor Commented:
Here is an image of what the files look like when opened in notepad++

The software package we are converting from is called Vetsoft.
Hopefully the images below give some indication as to why I cannot find a pattern to import with. Also, records are not formatted on a per-line basis:

File with account numbersThe invoice fileClient information - some fields are blanked out, but only contain text type data
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
Those are "binary files" and it's very very unlikely you'll "crack" those formats for importing to Excel/SQL.

It's possible Vetsoft uses an open source database of some form, and those files might be usable if that is true & you can discover what that database is. But it's equally likely that they are using files of their own design for data storage.

I'd go back to the source of this information and discuss other export options - what you have is probably not going to work - or at the very least consume a great deal of time.

Would this url be relevant I wonder? (Vetsoft Software, Inc. Cape Town)
http://www.vetsoft.co.za/index.html

They describe their product as working under Linux. If you are unable to discuss with the source of the files, maybe contacting the vendor may help. But a vendor may need to know how it is you have those files.
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