An exe is the executable file format used on Windows operating systems.

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.exe file (specifically Wireshark) will not launch anymore on Windows 8.1

I use Wireshark x64 daily in my work. Suddenly today, it refuses to open. When I doubleclick a pcap (or pcapng) file, Windows tells me the file I tried to click was not found. When I try to start ...
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Batch file that run on a special day

How do I create a batch file that once clicked on, starts an .exe file if it is a Sunday? I do not want it to run the .exe file if it is on another day. If for example it is Friday I just want it to ...
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Unable to execute file in the temporary directory

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I see this error, almost everytime I launch an executable file (to install it) but not for all of them. I don't see the error when I use Run as Administrator. I ...
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Creating portable version of program by wrapping all essential files

The goal: I have an .exe file and punch of other files (img/dll/ini/exe) which it depends on in the same folder with it but I'd like to have everything wrapped in a single .exe file which I could pass ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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How to change a date inside an EXE file?

I have come to a conclusion that every time this program goes beyound a date it gives me problem. So I would like to hack the exe and modify that date to avoid that problem. How to do that? It's a ...
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What might cause Explorer.exe to fail to start?

When I boot up my computer, all I get is a black screen, and just one of a few programs that should start when logging on. Using CTRL ALT DEL and running Explorer.exe works as intended. However, my ...
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Software not closed even if coonection disconnected using openfiles

We develop a software which will be installed in a server PC and it will be by other users in their client PC. So for updating our software we need to close all the client connection to the server ...
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Volume busted and .exe files won't run [closed]

I've seriously been searching nonstop for the past couple days, and I can't figure out what's wrong with me computer. For starters, the volume straight up doesn't work anymore. I've tested it with ...
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bootable windows usb with exe programs

Once a year I format my dual booted hdd in order to use a "fresh" installation of vista. The rather annoying thing is that I have to install from scratch all programs that I use. Is there a way to ...
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Debug log for exe files in Win7?

I have an executable that does not startup as expected on Windows 7, in fact, it just (seemingly) does nothing at all. Is there any log or debugging feature in Win7 that could help me find out why ...
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What's the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit program in Windows

Why can't a 64-bit program run on a 32-bit copy of Windows? How does my PC know that I'm running a 64-bit program? Does the program have a piece of code telling Windows that it's a 64-bit program or ...
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How to open StikyNot.exe.mui in windows 7?

I want to change the font style in Sticky notes. For that I want to open StikyNot.exe.mui file. Which editor I must use to open this file in windows 7? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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How to install .exe on ubuntu 12.04

I am a complete noob at Linux so the simplest answer is the best answer! I need to use Galfit on my laptop. I made a virtual machine (ubuntu 12.04 on vmware player) so I could test if it works ...
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Create SFX archive using an XML configuration file

I just downloaded a 2GB patch which is an executable SFX archive. The patch is corrupted, so I could extract the working parts of it and fixed something and now I want to re-create the same patch. ...
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How to load a shortcut then EXE in one file

I have two files, one is a shortcut, the second is a .exe. I need to load the .exe, then the shortcut one after the other, by just starting one executable. Is there any way of doing this through a ...
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How to distribute files to different users that install on the correct drive?

I would like to distribute a model that requires files to be installed in a specific location for it to work. The user group is diverse, and I do not want the opportunity of failing to install the ...
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Can I edit the header bytes of a .EXE file but still retain a working program?

As we know, exe files generally start with 4D5A or 'MZ' in ASCII. How would I change the header whilst still allowing the file to work as normal? Right now i'm looking at ccleaner's exe file. ...
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How to use easy_install on linux terminal?

I am installing py2exe using easy_install. here is what I typed: easy_install py2exe I am using linux mint cinnamon 15. This is what I get, though: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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How to turn a rar file into an .exe file that can target a specific directory?

Is it possible to turn a rar file into an .exe file that can target a specific directory? I created a modpack for a GTAIV clan that I run but all the files are in a .rar file. Is it possible to ...
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What is splwow64.exe? [closed]

What does splwow64.exe do? why does it run, how does it get triggered? ive noticed a couple of times that certain applications would freeze up & this process was part of the wait chain ,after i ...
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Stop .exe in command window from restarting computer after uninstall

I am uninstalling a Cisco Agent Desktop maintenance update from several thousand client machines and I'm unable to stop it from restarting. An MSI file is calling an srRollbackRepair.exe file that ...
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how to run an executable file without EXE extension using CMD script?

The situation is that I have a portable application that needs to have set environment variable. Other way it tries to set it's settings in user program data dir. No not accidentally run it in ...
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I need a batch file that will be able to restart an EXE when the EXE only uses 10% cpu usage

I have currently been using this. @echo off set serverName=Server Restarter title %serverName% :restart TIMEOUT /T 900 taskkill /F /IM ServerLauncher.exe /T goto restart EDIT! Right now I have ...
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MMC not working and couldnt install any software

I am running a Windows 7 64 bit PC. When I tried to install Visual Studio or SQL Server through an ISO image loaded through Daemon tools, a command window opens up and disappears quickly. I tried ...
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Run .exe file via Python as Administrator

i have a problem with starting an .exe.exe file as administrator rights.. I also tried: subprocess.call(['runas', '/user:Administrator', 'myfile.exe']) But then i have to enter a password.. Is ...
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Can I run 32-bit version of Explorer on 64-bit Windows?

For compatibility and testing, I would like to run a 32-bit version of Windows Explorer on 64-bit Windows Vista. Is this even possible? And if so, how do I do that? I looked into the System32 folder ...
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Disable auto run .exe file?

I run Windows Server 2012 and when I log in the Open File window appears and it wants to start a .exe file. Where can I view the start up folder and disable all the start ups? Note that I want to ...
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is there a way to run exe file automatically in the tray [duplicate]

I do not like that some of my apps which are running in background constantly are wasting space in my taskbar. I would like to move them to a tray. Is there a way to run the exe file in the tray? I ...
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How to run a file as executable with a different extension?

After taking a look at the listed processes in Window's TaskManager, I've noticed that there are some process that has a different extension other than .exe. I then opened the folder location of one ...
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Windows cannot find '?.exe' - some apps only

Lately, I've been having this problem where Windows was informing me that a file did not exist. For example, if I were to open up my-image.png from explorer, it would tell me that it wasn't found. ...
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Remove digital signature from exe

We have created adobe captivate video in "exe" format. It has a adobe digital signature, but it is not proper. So we want to remove that old digital sign and put our digital sign. How to remove ...
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launching applications from the Windows command prompt?

Is there a Linux methodology to include .exe files symbolically to a location referenced by the %PATH%? The process seems trouble free on Linux, but when attempting to do similar actions via mklink on ...
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Create self-extracting EXE from ZIP file in command line

I have installed WinZip 9.0 SR1 in my system and I want to create a executable from a zip file in command line. I have tried with the following command line statement ...
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script test for .NET or regular PE exe

I need to test in a shell script if an exe file is a .NET or regular Windows PE executable (without running it). use case: associate .exe files with this script in Linux. Launch wine or mono ...
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How to open an .exe file with -dev mode? (not the shortcut )

I want to start Company of Heroes game with the -dev mode but not through the shortcut but using the original .exe. Is there any way to bind the .exe with this flag so that it opens all the time using ...
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Difference between an executable and data file format?

A few quick things out of the way as I know these type of questions often have a malicious background. I am not trying to execute something in a file format (jpg) I am not trying to simply achieve ...
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Removing malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? My laptop get infected by virus or just malware. Gradually I get rid of it. It was ...
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Change program icon in Win7 notification area

I want to totally change my win7 DE to black and white. I've managed to replace icons in pinned icons, and standart win7 notifications are great, but for custom programs the icons are colored . I ...
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Copying a .exe file'contents to .txt and changing extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to send an .exe attachment via Google Mail I want to send an exe file as a txt (literally write it as email content and send). I tried opening a new txt file and ...
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Running Windows Visual c++ program in Linux

I am trying to run this code on PAGE 7. of this document, and successfully ran it on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Windows. The problem is that I need to get this code working on linux. I read up a ...
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Extract bitmaps from Win98 SOL.EXE

I installed Windows 98 in a Virtualbox with the games. Then I sent myself the game Solitaire (SOL.EXE). Now I have SOL.EXE on Windows 7 and it actually runs. But I just wanted to extract the bitmaps ...
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How do I make a bootable USB that deletes files?

I would like help on making a boot-able USB that would delete a .exe file in the D partition (Windows). How can I make this possible? I have searched all over Google and still I found nothing.
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How is an icon stored inside an executable?

I am not able to find any information on this. There are tools that exist to extract icons from .exe files, but my question is how are they stored in the first place?
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Creating Script Wrapper for SCCM

How can I create a script wrapper for uninstalling the bellow string asuming that I have the uninst_setup.iss file saved on desktop? C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation ...
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Where do I create a special software format like exe in Windows? [closed]

If I'm developing a new OS and want to create a new Executable format for Softwares then how I can do that. For example: dmg format for Mac, deb format for Debian OS.
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How to revert an accidental file association

When I right-clicked into an .exe file then chose Open with... and I select choose a program then I selected the wrong program. I checked the checkBox that has the label Always use the selected ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem? ...
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What is major difference between MSI and EXE installation files?

We certainly see that some of .exe file to executed but what the different functionality of the MSI files?
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How to have self-extracting file that executes an .EXE post-uncompression?

How do I compress a folder of files to create a self-extracting .EXE that immediately executes one of the extracted files post-compression?