What program should be used to open the file



.exe file extension

There are several reasons that can cause problems with opening the .exe file on your device. Some of them appear much more frequently.

  • The first most common problem is the lack of an installed software (in the correct version) that supports .exe file. Browse the programs installed on your device, and make sure you have one of the programs from the list that you see below. If you do not have any of these programs, simply download and install one of them . When you install a new program just double click on the .exe file with which you had the problem and select the newly installed software as the default software to support the file.
  • Another frequently encountered cause is incorrect association of the .exe file with a program designed to support it. This problem can also be solved easily. Try this page and follow the instructions. But remember to make sure that you have installed at least one of the programs from the list below . To make the .exe file open up properly, you must associate it with one of them.

In our database we have 2 types of files with .exe extension.

Types of files with the .exe extension in our database

  • 1. Windows Executable File

    Category Executable Files
    Developer Microsoft
    Popularity Popularity

    • Microsoft Windows
    • 7-Zip
    • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac with Microsoft Windows installed
    • VMware Fusion 5 with Microsoft Windows installed
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsoft Windows installed
    • CodeWeavers CrossOver
    • Darwine
    • Kronenberg WineBottler
    • Xamarin Mono
    • CodeWeavers CrossOver
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox with Microsoft Windows installed
    • Wine
    • Cedega
    • Xamarin Mono

  • 2. PortableApps.com Application

    Category Executable Files
    Developer Rare Ideas
    Popularity Popularity

    • Rare Ideas PortableApps.com Platform

File association with the application to support it is carried out by the file extension. If, for example a .exe file is associated with one of the applications from the list, then when you double click on the file, the operating system will run this application and open the .exe file.

In addition, you can find on the site addresses of all required software for .exe files. We try to provide addresses to the sites of manufacturers, so that appropriate programs could be downloaded from the most reliable source.

For some files, different software supports running the file, editing it, and even saving the data in a .exe file, which makes working with the file difficult. That is why we created a continuously updated database to which we add information about the particular software. You also can develop our database by using the form included on the site.

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