Solved How to open Unix Executable File on Mac

Apple Macbook pro mc373ll/a notebook - c...
July 19, 2012 at 00:27:37
Specs: Mac OS X10.7.4, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Have some old data from my windows lap top. Trying to open in my ,now acquired , Mac, but not able to. Please help.

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July 22, 2012 at 04:59:22
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The files are probably not really unix executable files at all, and they certainly won't be if they came from Windows.

Mac computers will always identify a file as a "unix executable" if it doesn't know what application is required to open it. This is usually because the file has no filename extension (the three letters to the right of the dot).

If you can add the correct extension to the filename, your Mac should then know what application to use to open it.

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July 23, 2012 at 09:16:44
i will try. Thanks for the reply

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August 14, 2012 at 08:24:13
I have the same problem. I've added both txt and doc extns to two separate unix executable files on my mac but am still unable to open either one. All were originally word files but over time and machine upgrade, they have become 'unix executables'.
Any other suggestions?

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