Mac does not allow me to run my USB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, May 19, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    I have a 1 GB Geek Squad Memory Stick.
    When i plug it into my macbook and try to run it,
    i click on the Launch.exe but it says no default application to open document.
    I know mac doesnt do exe files how do i change it?
    because it is not letting me see my files on the flash drive
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    why do you need to run a .exe to view your files on a usb pen drive?
     
  3. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because in order to be able to view the files you have to launch the launch program to view the files.
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    well you cannot "change" .exe files to .dmg files. do you have an intel mac that you could install windows using bootcamp.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Then unless they make a Mac version of that program you can only use it on Windows. It's not storing the files as standard files on the filesystem: it's messing with them to prevent them showing up.
     
  6. STXSTEVE macrumors member

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    .exe = Windows Executable.. I would get to a friends Windows Machine and backup the files.... then reformat the memory stick to get rid of the software all together... Unless you need and or want the software.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    considering how cheap usb sticks are, it's probably easier to just toss it and buy a generic one.

    You might be able to re-format it with disk utility.
     

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