Opening EX_ files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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