.EXE File Extension

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File Type:
PortableApps.com Application

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

What is a EXE file?

Exe file extension has PortableApps.com Application file type, developed by Rare Ideas, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

Portable computer app that runs on various portable devices, including portable hard drives, USB flash drives and iPods. Application file stores user settings on the portable device; this ensures that the program is running the same on different computers.

Portable applications usually come with the .PAF.EXE compound extension.

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

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Rare Ideas
File Type:
PortableApps.com Application
Executable Files

How to open EXE file?

Double click the exe 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 .exe 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 exe 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 exe 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 EXE files

  • Windows Windows
    • Rare Ideas PortableApps.com Platform Rare Ideas PortableApps.com Platform

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 exe file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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