This is true. If you have the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your machine, and select "Open With..." you will get a rediculously long list of Photoshop mini-apps to open the file with.dogsbody said:I'd noticed recently that when you right-click on a file and choose 'open with' (on certain files) that the list of applications contained (exe) files. I think they were automator actions or something. Curious.
That's what I'd like to know! I have the same problem... I have to wade through a whole long list of useless Photoshop .exe's to get to the program I want. It's a huge inconvenience.michaelrjohnson said:PS How can I get rid of them out of the "Open With..." option?
While a Mac cannot run a .exe, it and any unix based system is able to recognize foreign filetypes, ie. Windows .exe, BSD ELF files, etc...rainman::|:| said:I doubt it sees .exe files as anything but data.
iMac:~/Desktop:$> file iTunesSetup.exe iTunesSetup.exe: MS-DOS executable (EXE), OS/2 or MS Windows
And when it comes to these types of executables, the 'x' bit doesn't even have to be set for the Mac to recognize that it as such since it's a non-native filetype.robbieduncan said:The most likely explanation is that the file in question has the executable bit set so the system knows it's an executable. Whether or not the system is able to execute it is not the issue.
-r-------- 1 user user 20M Aug 11 11:51 iTunesSetup.exe
I would LOVE to know the answer to this one.Hemingray said:That's what I'd like to know! I have the same problem... I have to wade through a whole long list of useless Photoshop .exe's to get to the program I want. It's a huge inconvenience.