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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:
ActiveX Custom Control
JScript Encoded Script File
Synclavier Program
XAML Browser Application
Zune HD Application
Adobe Premiere Meta-Plugin

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:

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

Associated applications

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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