TIFF image converted to Unix Exe. file - can't open

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stcroixsailor, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. stcroixsailor macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Hey guys-
    I've got a bit of a problem. I am doing some science-research-type stuff, and use a camera to record data (unfortunately, the camera is controlled by a windows computer). When I saved my data (~75 TIFF image slides), I saved it on a Win. with "All Files (*)" selected - not "TIFF Image (.tif)" When I transferred the files to my personal computer (macbook) to analyze them, they show up as Unix Executable files, that I can't open them (in Preview or ImageJ, the analyzing software). However, all the data is there - the files are ~20 MB, so that data's got to be there.

    My question: is there any way to recover/recompile the original data from the files I have now?

    Thanks a ton!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Have you tried appending the proper extension to the files?

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