82430 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2010 6:40 PM by rccharles
The mac will take any file of an unknown type that has the execute bit and identify them as UNIX executable files. That doesn't mean that they are UNIX executables. If they were, you "open" them (run the program) by double-clicking on the icon for them.
Presumably, they are data. If you want OS to assign a type to them, give them a suffix. If you want them to be treated as HDV files, give them the suffix '.hdv' or simply control-clikc them and select the application to open them with.
Generally speaking, it's not worth the effort to attempt recover things like HDV files. Chances are pretty good that they are unreadable.