.exe opens PhotoShop on iBook G4. Wha?

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  1. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    OK, here's the deal. I was over at a friend's house installing some Microsoft Office updates on their iBook G4 1.07 Ghz. I noticed that they had installed an old copy of PhotoShop on there. I started digging around the folders and noticed quite a few .exe extensions. Funny thing was, I could see the icons for the files, which I wouldn't have been able to do if they were in Windows .ico format. On a whim I double clicked on the file. 10 seconds later PS opens! I closed the program and did a spotlight search. I found the actual PhotoShop.app file without a problem. The question is, what are those .exe files doing on their computer, and how can the computer use them as shortcuts to the real deal? It had me fooled for a few seconds there. I thought that by some terrible sorcery they had installed Windows PhotoShop on the poor little compy. Ridiculous, I know.
     
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah - Wha? I would be curious to know what version of Photoshop loaded and what version of Mac OS he has running...
     
  3. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Photoshop uses the .exe extension for some of its batch operations/plugins. For example, I had a folder full of things like "Make 50% Size JPEG.exe" and what-not. :) No worries!
     

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