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I'm running ubuntu 14.04. how can i open an executable? I've already tried to follow the instructions on other posts about the same subject, although they're all about previous versions of ubuntu, and the instructions are too complex or me anyway. I know nothing about ubuntu, because I am new to it. Could you please explain it to me, plain and simple, how to execute a file?

thank you!

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Full edit: Right click the executable file and select Properties. Then, click Permissions. The last step is to check Allow executing file as a program.

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  • already done that. still have the same problem. yes I mean .exe file, but not necessarily, it can be a jar file, for example. each time I try to open it I receive the message "The file '/home/swan/Downloads/Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.6 Multilanguage [ChingLiu]/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit." – user273925 Apr 25 '14 at 18:08
  • That's another thing. I'll change the post. – aastefanov Apr 25 '14 at 18:11
  • I've done that - Right click the executable file and select Properties. Then, click Permissions. The last step is to check Allow executing file as a program. - but then the only thing that happens is nothing. no error, no message, no file opening. I double click on it and it just doesn't react – user273925 Apr 25 '14 at 18:22
  • Open terminal and type-in >wine /home/swan/Downloads/Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.6 Multilanguage [ChingLiu]/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.exe – aastefanov Apr 25 '14 at 18:26
  • the ">" is part of what I must type? anyway i tried both ways. here's what i got: swan@Cisne:~$ >wine /home/swan/Downloads/Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.6 Multilanguage [ChingLiu]/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.exe bash: /home/swan/Downloads/Adobe: No such file or directory swan@Cisne:~$ wine /home/swan/Downloads/Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.6 Multilanguage [ChingLiu]/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.exe wine: created the configuration directory '/home/swan/.wine' wine: cannot find '/home/swan/Downloads/Adobe' – user273925 Apr 25 '14 at 18:37
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go to ubuntu software center and install the "wine Windows Program Loader" . then open the file with this program. let me know if it worked for you.

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