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EXEC file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.exec - Unix Executable File

The EXEC application files are related to Unix. EXEC file is a Unix Executable File. Unix is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s. The Unix seems to be no longer supported.

Application files
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Unix Executable File related extensions:
Wii U Executable
Wii U Decrypted Executable
Hollywood Script
Hollywood Applet
Adobe LiveCycle Application
Coreboot Simple Executable Loader Format Data

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

Can't open a .exec 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 .exec file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

exc, exe, exrc, xec

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SmartWare Dictionary EXC Data
Microsoft Word Exclude Dictionary
Executable File
EX Configuration
Afaria XEC File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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