OS X V10.7 Lion :: App Won't Start, But Executable Does

Jun 25, 2012

Some Apps, (e.g. VLC Player, but others also) won't start if I open them regularly, they're just bouncing in my Dock until I kill them.

BUT, if I open the App as a folder (Rightclick, Show Package Contents) and find the executable (Contents/MacOS) and start it, it works just fine. Launching the shouldn't do much other than location this executable and running it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Dmg Files Are Not Executable - Need To Reinstall It ( But Will Mount)

Apr 18, 2012

iMac 27, 2.8 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 3 TB HD running 10.7.3 lead in > Lately I am having trouble with Aperture 3.2.3 who doesn't let me make some image adjustments "out of the blue". To correct this I usially have to reinstall Aperture from scratch. Trying to do so made me find out that I can't execute the Aperture trial 3.1 dmg file or any other dmg file on my iMac. When i double klick on a dmg file it will flash once and then just sit there doing nothing. The dmg "Get Info" window shows that the file is associated with the DiskImageMounter.app as supposed to. I have no glue why it won't execute these files and open the installer. I have tried everything from executing with disk image to repair permissions etc, etc. and I have read all forums and threats I could find but to no avail.  

The only way to fix this is reinstalling OSX 10.7.3. After reinstalling Lion everything is just fine  - for a while. I am able to reinstall aperture with the trial version dmg file. All other dmg files will also execute. For now I was able to work with my reinstalled system for the last seven days with no glitches, but last night same problem occured as described earlier. I have also checked my harddrive with disk utility and onyx. Both apps say HD is just fine.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Quad Core 2.8, 27, 8GB RAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use A Java Program To Write An Executable Applescript

Mar 31, 2012

I'm using a PC with Windows XP. I'm a private developer. I've written a project in Java and wish to deploy it to other people using email. I've written an Install program (the Main-Class) and successfully packed this in a jar file with the project class files and some data files all as described in the deployment trail in the Java Tutorials. A recipient with a Mac with OS X downloads the jar file and runs it to install the project class files and some data files. The install program then writes an Applescript file (Vocab.scpt shown below) on the Desktop to make starting my downloaded program easier but it doesn't seem to work and I think it may be because the script file is not "executable". Could this be the case? If so, how could I change my install program to make the script file executable or alternatively use some other system to start the downloaded program?


# Script to start: Vocab Version: 1.0.0

do shell script "cd /Applications/Vocab; Java Vocab"

Unfortunately I don't have a Mac to experiment with this problem and although I have spent some days on and off trying to find an answer in the mass of information available on Apple's website I can only find small clues here and there to answer my problem (which I would have thought was quite a common one). In Windows a batch file (eg. Vocab.bat) is automatically executable.

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5)

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OS X :: Downloaded MS DOS Executable File

Dec 29, 2009

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Mar 24, 2012

Recently Ive purchased the mac app "Iboostup" and used the app shrinkinking function. I followed the steps the app gave me which was "replace the shruken apps with the old ones". In which case I did and all the programs worked except for Iphoto. Which Is quite annoying because that is my whole entire photo library. Im not too sure if my photo's have been deleted now and Im quite worried to the outcome Im going to get. Please respond as Im very anxious.


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Jun 22, 2010

I was sent a .mcd file for Vectorworks by a colleague and the file has come up as an exec file. What is this, is it corrupt and can it be revived?

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Feb 1, 2012

i've searched the forums about fonts showing up as unix executable and haven't been able to find a solution - is there any way to restore the fonts? currecntly, the fonts are showing up as 0kb or 4kb.

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Applications :: UNIX Executable File Created By ITunes?

Apr 29, 2010

Has anyone else noticed this friendly looking executable file in their iTunes library?

It appears to be created and recreated by iTunes, but it shares it's name with a nasty piece of spyware so I'm really not liking it being there.

Anyone seen this guy or got any insight as to why iTunes would be creating it?

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OS X Server :: File Display As Unix Executable Files

Nov 6, 2007

I have a problem with Unix Executable Files. When I access a file on our server using 10.4.x most files display as Unix Executable File. The same file accessed using 10.3.x displays the proper file creator icon and description. This seems to be a Tiger issue and it is causing a lot of grief. Many of the files are Quark and fonts. Adding extensions to the files is not an option.

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MacBook Pro :: Unix Executable File And It Opened Terminal?

May 2, 2012

i have been looking through previous discussions re these type of files but its all well and truley above me.  I have been given a video file and when copied to 'finder' it showed it was a unix executable file and it opened Terminal, again made no sense to me. I was informed to download MPEG Streamclip with no luck and the jargon I have read is goobledegook to me,

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MacBook Pro :: Launch An Executable File On Partitioned Drive In Windows

Mar 23, 2012

I have a program that I must run on Windows as it is not supported on Mac.  I have a MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.3 with a partioned drive Running Windows 7.  Currently, I am rebooting to access the Windows side, but will eventually use the parallel software that is available, but baby steps first. (I am a new Mac user by the way, trying to get rid of the PC, but have found our accounting software is not supported for mac - inconceiveable I know!).  So, I have an executable file that I need to launch and cant quite figure it out.  I also have Boot Camp, but honestly don't have a clue what it does. 

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.0.1

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IMac PPC :: Exec Format Error. Binary File Not Executable

May 18, 2012

I have saved some of my Mom's writing typed on an iMac G3 and then saved on a G4 iMac. It was then transferred to my new iMac. When I try to open it on my iMac 10.6.8 I get the message- 

Exec format error. Binary file not executable. 

What can I do to make it readable?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Use Airport Extreme, radio DSL

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Aug 6, 2008

I downloaded the 2.1 update for Vista and when i try to open the .exe in Vista i say agree to let the program open and then it just doesn't do anything.

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Jun 21, 2012

My mac screen flashed then locked up so i held down the power button until is shut down now when i try to start it up the apple appers on the screen and under it the little round thing goes round for 5 minutes and nothing hapens then it just freezes after a few more minutes. Any suggestions on starting u the mac in a different mode i.e.holding down a keyboard key.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Won't Start After EFI Update

Feb 25, 2012

I installed the new EFI update for my MBA Mid 2011 (the software updater said it is recomended). The update went fine and restarted the mac afterwards. 

Then while booting the apple logo turns to a grey forbidden sign and nothing happens from there. I turned the mac off and tried again. Same thing. 

Then I booted the recovery partition and tried to repair my disk. It says that it can't repair the disk because it is corrupted. 

I have to erase the disk. There is some unbackuped data on it and I can't get it out using a linux-live because my disk is encrypted.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Get A Not-quite-fresh Start?

Mar 20, 2012

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Imac Lion Won't Start

Apr 6, 2012

after bought external drive and back up all my macHD , did ask couple question with Apple IT person at Apple store about trying to format my hardisk on my Imac, and deleted some files and try to restart and turn out Imac didn't restart and all I get is black screen with flashing dash looks like I'm in terminal mode or something and my keyboard is not respond too.My Imac model is iMac 7.1, Intel Core Duo 2,4 Ghz also just update my leopard to Lion last year.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Macbook Pro Won't Start

May 2, 2012

I get a spinning grey wheel that will not stop after I power up. I finally started up, by holding the Command and R keys down. This took me to the recovery area where I checked my HD out with Disk Utility. Everything checks out ok. Permissions,etc.

Are there any other keys I can hold down during startup to get to my login area. Otherwise, I may have to do a reinstall of Lion. I have so many other programs, files, etc. and my Time Machine backup disk is no good.OR, is there a way to do a "custom install" of Lion that will just put the Systm Files back on.I have a feeling this is related to a System-Library-Core file that I was having problems with before my current problem.

If all fails and I have to reinstall Lion, is there a way to get back all my Safari Bookmarks, iTunes files, Images, iCal events, etc. that are on my iPod Touch back onto my computer. I back up to iCloud, from my Macbook Pro and my iPod Touch.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Start After Mac Upgrade

May 12, 2012

Just did an upgrade to the latest version of OS X 10.7.4. Once restart, the MBP stops and a message of "You need to restart your computer. Hold down power..."  Did all that, still same message.  Did a safe mode start up, but same message.  Saw something with regard to kernel panic.  But didn't see of what to do or how to fix the problem. 

What should I do?  If it can't be fix, is there a way to start and restore from time machine?  Because it stuck at the start up screen and nothing I can do.  

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May 15, 2012

after the update from 10.7.3 to 10.7.4 , when system restart, the apple logo remains, and the mac will not start.

How can I do to solve this common problem of 10.7.4?

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May 27, 2012

Every Time I have to log out or restart my 10.7.4 Server DNS Fails to start an I get all the standard unable to read settings in the server app

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: All Programs Start Automatically?

Mar 1, 2012

Since I work with Lion , all programs start automatically. Takes to much time. How can I change this?

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Mar 4, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Start Over After Migration Mess

Mar 11, 2012

I recently used migration assistant to transfer my data from my old iMac and operating system to my new iMac operating 10.7.3. The results are mess, mostly it seems from transferring 2  users over.  Now I want to remove everything and start over.  This time I will only transfer my account. How do I remove the mess and start over?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Not Asked For Password On Start Up

Mar 13, 2012

Since I boot camped my mac (I think this is when the problem started, I've kinda ignored it for a few months) I am no longer asked for my password upon starting up my MacBook Pro, it simply automatically logs me into Lion. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Slow Start Up With Lion?

Apr 4, 2012

Since I downloaded the Lion, it takes a long time to start up the mini.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Adobe CS6 Installer Won't Start

Apr 10, 2012

I just downloaded the Photoshop CS6 Beta on my Macbook Air (August 2011) with Lion 10.7.3. The Adobe installer app fails to launch. I just installed CS6 on my Mac Mini Server with no problems and in fact, created a new user on the MBA and the installer app will launch and install CS6 under that user account. I have run the 'repair permissions' utility on the hard drive.What is going on inside my main user account that is preventing this app from initializing?

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: IMac Has Slow Start Up

Apr 26, 2012

my iMac OS x 10.7.3..is 8 months old and now takes over 2 minutes to start up. ???imac slow start up

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mac Web Sharing Does Not Start After Update From Mac 10.0?

May 3, 2012

Web Sharing Does Not Start I can not find the file httpd.conf

They could give me another solution to avoid the problem of "Web Sharing Does NotStart After Update from Mac OS X 10.0"

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Start-up Disk Full?

May 16, 2012

Okay, so my iMac has been slowing down recently and I have gotten the pop-up saying the start up disk is full.  When I got this, I went through and deleted a lot of things and moved things onto my external hard-drive.  I can't remember how much space it got me, but it only lasted a few days. The same pop-up came up and I was confused because I hadn't really downloaded anything or done anything to use that space.  Okay, so I delete more stuff. This second time I deleted enough (my whole downloads folder I forgot about) to get 15GB of space back.  That was just a few days ago. Today, I got the same pop-up and had only 1GB of space left. I haven't downloaded ANYTHING especially 14GB worth at least for me to run out of space again.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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