EX_ File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an EX_ file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .EX_ files.

What is an EX_ file?

Files that contain the .ex_ file extension are compressed executable files. When these files are not compressed, they are saved with the .exe file extension.

The EXE or EX executable files are commonly created by installation archive programs. EXE files are often used to install software onto a user's computer. Sometimes the EXE files are compressed for easier downloading, making the file download smaller. When the EXE file is compressed, the file is given the .ex file extension rather than the standard .exe file extension.

Once the EX_ file has been uncompressed, the file is re-saved with its original .exe file extension.

How to open EX_ files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension EX_ for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different EX_ openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension EX_

While we know of one file format using the .EX_ file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .EX_ file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of EX_ files. Remember, different programs may use EX_ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with EX_-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with EX_-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!