Xcode, cannot open xib file

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by imLyMe, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. imLyMe macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2011
    The .xib file will not open. It says that the xib file is a UNIX executable file. I'm not sure if that's the right type or not. When I double click the xib file, nothing happens.

    I need help.
  2. szymczyk macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2006
    You need to provide more information for anyone to help you. What version of Xcode are you using? This question is important because Xcode 4 changed the way you open xib files. In Xcode 4 selecting a xib file from the project navigator opens the xib file in Xcode so you can edit it. In earlier versions of Xcode, double-clicking the xib file from the Groups and Files list opens the xib file in Interface Builder.

    If you create a new Xcode project, are you able to open the xib file? If so, it means the xib file you were trying to open is damaged. The fact that the Finder says it's a Unix executable is a sign something's wrong with the file.
  3. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    If the file is identified as a Unix Executable, that usually means Finder cannot determine which program it belongs to. Is XCode even installed?

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