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EXE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.exe - Executable File

EXE is the common filename extension for denoting an executable file (a program) in the MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and OS/2 operating systems.

Application:
-
Category:
Application files
Mime-type:
application/x-ms-dos-executable
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
com
Executable File related extensions:
.dll
Windows Dynamic Linked Llibrary
.cgi
Common Gateway Interface
.com
Windows Command File
.bat
MS-DOS Batch File
.bas
BASIC Source
.tos
Atari ST TOS Executable

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

Can't open a .exe 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:

example.exe

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 .exe file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

sxe, xe, 3xe, rxe, eze, exr, exd, ex, eex, ede, xee, dxe, fxe, exs, exf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.sxe
ProfiCAD Schematics Diagram
.3xe
3DLinX Entity Data
.rxe
Lego Mindstorms NXT Brick Executable
.exd
JSDAI Express Dictionary Data
.ee
CN3 Extended Ephemeris Data
.dxe
Autodesk AutoCAD Data Extraction Template

Operating systems

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