DEXE file format description

Many people share .dexe files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dexe file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dexe files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dexe - Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Executable

The DEXE application files are related to Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac. The DEXE file is a Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Executable. Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac is a product that allows users of the Apple MacOS X operating system to simulate a PC computer in software.

Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac
Application files
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Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Executable related extensions:
Microsoft Windows Screensaver
Microsoft Audio Compression Manager Codec
Microsoft Document Converter
Microsoft Office File Access Engine File
.xba Basic Module
Silverlight Application Package

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dexe file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dexe files. Be especially cautious with .dexe files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dexe file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dexe file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dee, dex, dxe, exe

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Android Compiled Executable
Autodesk AutoCAD Data Extraction Template
Creator Circuit Description File
Executable File
Disketch Project

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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