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HowTo Fix: The file ‘/path/file.exe’ is not marked as executable.

The file ‘/path/file.exe’ is not marked as executable.  If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run.  For more details, read about the executable bit.

While re-installing Spotify on my Desktop I came across this error while trying to run the .exe through wine (shown above) and here’s a really simple way of fixing it:

  1. Right click the .exe
  2. Properties
  3. Under the Permssions tab make sure “Allow executing file as program” is checked
  4. Click Close and you should be able to now run it through wine..

21 replies on “HowTo Fix: The file ‘/path/file.exe’ is not marked as executable.”

mine executable box was checked but i still have the same error msg come up after and still wont let me run the programme

checking “Allow executing file as program” did not work for me too..
please post if you have other solutions

i solved my problem with your help.
thank u thank u thank u thank u thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

remember,.. when you tick the box, your .exe file is not in ntfs or fat hdd format. unless this one will back empty again. you need to move the .exe file to linux system file, such as ext3 or ext4..

i do that but it just un ticks its self

oh just read neilhoja’s comment
WHAT IN THE HECK? why does it have to be in an ext3/4 partition? Q_Q that sucks

thanks so much,,,i new to this ubuntu os and am finding my way around,,,spend a few hours trying to download itunes,,,and after finding this post,,,it took me 30 secs….thanks again :D

Sorry, could not change the permissions of “iTunesSetup.exe”: Error setting permissions: Read-only file system.what can i do? help plz

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