I downloaded Foxit Reader (a PDF reader) and Popcorn time. To install them, running an executable file is needed, but even if I give them the permission to be executed by everyone (Not just the root user), After double clicking or choosing 'Run' option nothing happens. I tried

sudo chmod +x filename

and then running it, even that didn't work. I really don't know why.

If I try to run them through the terminal (Using 'sh' command or by just typing the name of the executable file) I get an error saying the no such directory exists.

I downloaded new file manager (PCManFM), When i double clicked the executable file, a pop up appered asking me to 'Execute', 'Execute in Terminal' or 'Cancel', of course non of the options worked. I'm running Elementary OS 0.3.2 64bit

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    try droping the excutable file in the terminal and press enter a look if it drops any error, if it does, post the output here
    – Alexandr
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 16:09
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    Did you by chance download the 32 bit binaries? The 'no such directory exists' error on executable files tends to happen because of exactly that.
    – Samuel
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 19:36

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Have you tried installation as on https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/thanks.php?product=Foxit-Reader&platform=Linux-64-bit&version= advised?

filename.run executable will be start with ./filename.run Also you can start it from filemanager with right click extract. I have tested Foxit Reader without problems.

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