Informations about the EXE filename extension and the file formats associated with it
We collected the information you should know about the .exe filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .exe file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.
1 filename extension(s) are in our database
.exe - Executable File
The EXE file is a Application file, which is connected to the Executable File according to our registry. We currently can’t suggest an application for opening the Executable File format.
- Format description:
- EXE format
- Magic string:
- - / -
- Related links:
- Related extensions:
Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .exe file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .exe extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .exe files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.
The .exe file can’t be opened on your computer?
If the program necessary for opening the .exe file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .exe file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.
While opening the .exe file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:
- The .exe file might have been damaged during download. Try downloading the file again.
- It’s possible that the .exe file was created with a newer version of the application. If you’re not using the newest version, then try updating the applicationi.
- The file’s access rights aren’t properly adjusted. Check the file’s access rights.
- Harmful programs may have modified the associations for the filename extensions. Run a virus check on your computer.
- The Windows registry’s database is damaged. With the help of Windows System Restore, you can return to a previous state with system settings that still work.
Incorrectly given .exe extension
The .exe filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .exe files.
xee, 3xe, rxe, eze, exr, exd, ex, eex, ede, dxe, sxe, fxe, exs, exf, ex3
Maybe you’re not even looking for the .exe file extension?
It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .exe extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.
- Autodesk AutoCAD Data Extraction Template
- OpenEXR Image
- Millions Email Generator Email List
- Escenic Content Engine Dynamic Page
- Emagic EXS-24 Instrument
- Euphoria Source Code
The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.
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