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Open .exe file Extension

File Type : Executable file type

Compatible with: (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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The .exe file extension is used for program executable file for Windows or DOS operating systems. It runs when it is opened and it should execute and begin the installation when double-clicked. There are numerous versions of this file format, but all serve the purpose to start a program. EXE format is utilized in many operating system, including MS-DOS, Windows, OS/2, Symbian or OpenVMS. These files can be found in 16-bit, 32-bit as well as 64-bit versions. Almost every program has one or more executable files to start it, as it is probably one of the most used file formats. Apart from executable code, .exe files can also contain various other data, such as program icons/images. Important: EXE files does not run in OS X without an emulation software, such as Parallels Desktop. Darwine and Crossover translation software can also help in opening some Windows programs in OS X. The programs written for Microsoft's .NET framework can also run on Mac OS X and Linux systems using Xamarin's Mono framework. Alert: Executables are also used to spread trojans and other malicious programs. Special care should be taken while opening any unknown *.exe file, as it can infect or modify the settings of your system. The contents of an EXE file can be examined manually using 7-Zip.

Recommended Software Programs to open .exe file

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Microsoft Windows:
  • Microsoft Windows
  • WinRAR5
  • 7-Zip
  • WinRAR 5
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Apple Mac OS X:
  • Darwine
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsft Windows installed
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac with Microsoft Windows installed
  • VMware Fusion with Microsoft Windows installed
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsoft Windows installed
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver
  • Kronenberg WineBottler
  • Xamarin Mono
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Linux:
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsoft Windows installed
  • Wine
  • Xamarin Mono