Cannot execute binary file Please help

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  1. grandeurfly macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Is this file a Windows executable? Are you sure you have execution permissions on the file (chmod +x yourfile)?
     
  3. grandeurfly thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. Fed macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. grandeurfly thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. grandeurfly thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     

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