Cannot execute binary file Please help

grandeurfly

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john-qs-MacBook-Pro:~ johnq$ /Volumes/PATRIOT/Pro\ Tools\ HD\ 9.0.2/B.\ Pro\ Tools\ 9\ Full\ Installer/Pro_Tools_902_Full_Installer_71093 ; exit;
-bash: /Volumes/PATRIOT/Pro Tools HD 9.0.2/B. Pro Tools 9 Full Installer/Pro_Tools_902_Full_Installer_71093: cannot execute binary file

Here is the error I get when I try to install this file..Anyone know why?
 

geoffreak

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Is this file a Windows executable? Are you sure you have execution permissions on the file (chmod +x yourfile)?
 

grandeurfly

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No its a mac file and whats chmode+x?..i just got this macbook 2day with the purpose of using it for avid pro tools..i dl'd this file but when i try to run the full installer this is what it tells me
 

Fed

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No its a mac file and whats chmode+x?..i just got this macbook 2day with the purpose of using it for avid pro tools..i dl'd this file but when i try to run the full installer this is what it tells me
chmod changes the permissions of a given file. There he's saying 'Give ___ permission to execute' (you've also got: 'read' and 'write').

What type of file is it? Right-click on it, select 'Get Info' and tell us what it is. It may need the help of an application to run/open it.
 

grandeurfly

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Its suppose to be an installation file for me to to install the program pro tools. and it tells me i only have the option to read. There is no file extension on the end of the file.
 

grandeurfly

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and Ive moved the file from my flash drive to my desktop and it shows as a dark grey box with green lettering in top left that says exec