Thread: Unix Executable File Trouble
10-22-2010, 03:40 AM #1
Unix Executable File Trouble
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- Oct 22, 2010
I have a folder on my USB memory stick that contains some important information which I need to access. I logged onto my computer this morning and opened up the USB memory stick to find that the folder with the information in has changed to a 'Unix Executable File'.
How do I change this back? I have read through a few places and people have said about buying different products but i'd like to do it without having to pay anything extra if possible.
I do have backups but they are over 300 miles away from where I am!
10-22-2010, 01:27 PM #2
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- Feb 26, 2010
- Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
- 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2
Open a terminal and go to the file
cd /Volumes/<the name of your USB disk> chmod 644 <the name of the file>
You can verify this by doing a ls -l in the proper directory.
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