.EXE File extension

Windows Executable File

.EXE File Extension - How to open .EXE File? icon
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What is a .EXE file?

An EXE file contains an executable program for Windows. EXE is short for "executable," and it is the standard file extension used by Windows programs. For many Windows users, EXE files are synonymous with Windows programs, making ".exe" one of the most recognizable file extensions.

More .EXE File Extension Information

EXE files contain binary machine code that has been compiled from source code. The machine code is saved in such a way that it can be executed directly by the computer's CPU, thereby "running" the program. EXE files may also contain resources, such as graphics assets for the GUI, the program's icon, and other resources needed by the program. On non-Windows platforms, such as macOS and Linux, EXE files are not used for executables. macOS, for example, uses .APP files to run apps. However, if you would like to run an EXE file on a non-Windows platform, you can use a virtual machine, such as Parallels Desktop or VM VirtualBox, which allows Windows to be run within a non-Windows environment.

How to open .EXE files?

.EXE can be using by 3 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
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
Microsoft Windows
WinRAR 5
CodeWeavers CrossOver
Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsoft Windows installed
Xamarin Mono


Updated at: 2018-11-13

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