.EX_ File Extension

File Type:
Renamed Windows Executable File

Having trouble opening .ex_ extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ex_ files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ex_ files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a EX_ file?

Ex_ file extension has Renamed Windows Executable file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

These are Windows executable files, just renamed. Their contents are not different from .EXE files. You can find files with this extension on installation CDs. This is extension was developed for preventing accidental execution of commands in Windows. If someone clicks on the .EX_ file, it won’t be executed. To make it executable again, the user must rename the extension and make it ".exe" again. After that, it will work like a standard .EXE file.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

ex_ file icon
File Type:
Renamed Windows Executable File
Executable Files

How to open EX_ file?

Double click the ex_ file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ex_ extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ex_ extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ex_ file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open EX_ files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ex_ file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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