.EX_ File Extension

File Type:
Compressed 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 Compressed Executable file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

These are not only renamed Windows executable files (.EXE) but also compressed. Their contents are not different from .EXE files but require less space. EX_ files can be found on CDs with software. The install wizard first renames the file, then decompresses it, and only after that executes it. Files with this extension are useful when you need to pack installers onto external media. 

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

ex_ file icon
File Type:
Compressed 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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