What To Do When A Document Won’t Open on a Mac

What To Do When A Document Won’t Open on a Mac


Hello, everyone and welcome to Reliable Tech today I’m going to show you how to resolve a very common issue that you can find on your Mac mostly while transferring files from your Old computer to your new computer, so some of you may already know this But you know when you transfer documents from a old computer or from an old software you used to work in into new or updated version of that software the files may not open Usually because the software you used to create those files is older or no longer supported so if you look on the screen I have an example for one of those types of files So the icon can be anything from an .exec or .doc or just a blank file it may or may not have the same icon on your computer as you can see on mine, so Before starting as you can see like when I double click the file pages tries to open it But it says a african wild life cannot be open because it’s from an unidentified developer So we just press ok because it says it cannot be opened And that’s what we are going to try to resolve to resolve this we don’t need any special software is just a really simple trick Before starting I am another pages file right beside that so this that that dot e xe C Or the unknown file should open up exactly like this one So this pages file is actually the right file without any problem, and that file is should open like this It should have the exact same pictures text and in the right format, so this file We can actually check it at the end to make sure that both of the files are in the same format So now to resolve the problem with that unknown file It’s actually what we’re going to do is rename the file so I can press that once you it’s once It’s highlighted you can press the enter key or you can also click on the text to get the text editor on So once that’s on you do so you want to take your cursor to the end of wildlife So you can do that by just pressing at the end like that or you can also do that by just pressing the right arrow While it’s everything select so once you’re at the end of Wildlife So what we are going to do is we are going to add a period A dot So you can press the period and then with one of the following extensions It could be a different on your computer depending on which one will actually work So you can do it as many times as you want and be safe So the extensions are either going to be .doc .rtf or .txt so let’s try adding the .doc and when you are done You’re going to hit the enter key or the return key on your keyboard to lock it in So you don’t actually need your keyboard you can actually press anywhere on the screen to lock it in I will just press the enter Key on my keyboard and it locks it I will get a pop-up from finder saying are you sure you won’t be at the Extension dot b or C to the end of the name and I will press add however if you’re not using dot doc You are using dot rtf or dot txt That name will show up here Saying do you want to add that extension to your end of the name and all you’re going to say is add So once that’s done You can also see the icon of the file will change so previously it was a dot e that exe file And now it’s a dot doc file And it’s a white page so as I said earlier that I can give me anything. It isn’t really matter as long as it opens Now just to check if the file actually opens up I will double click on the file that we just renamed the .doc see pages opens it up So now just to check if this file that we just renamed has the right information I will open up the other pages document that we worked in the starting and I will just to compare I will open them in split screen, so As you can see it has exactly the same information from pictures to words If it’s from like unknown developer like for example if it was made in word even say all the Autocorrect and all that stuff will be there other than that it has the exact same thing from both other files so right side was the actual file that we Changed the name off to .doc and the left one is the .pages file that that was the actual origin of the file so that’s basically if you want to know how to do the split screen that I just did like putting the screen on 50/50 or Giving more space on the left or the right side you can actually head over to my channel or you can actually click Onto the link on the video player that’s on its me the center of your screen right now And you actually take you that that take you to that video and that Video name is how do the red yellow and green button works on my mac? So that’s basically it for this video I hope you enjoyed this video and hope you will consider hitting that like button and subscribe to our channel and you could also do That by clicking onto the logo that appeared on your screen, and if you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment below