Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nerve, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Nerve macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Is it possible to run an .exe file on mac without installing windows at all?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    You can get a program called WINE http://www.winehq.com/ & http://darwine.opendarwin.org/, it is a fair bit of fiddling and stuff so if you can find a mac version for the program it would be a much better alternative.

    Another way is to run windows under parallels but if it is just a simple program there is probably a similar one available for mac to avoid the hassel.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The only major exception is self-extracting archives (essentially .zip files that are packaged with a little unzip utility so that they'll open on a Windows computer that doesn't have a zip utility). I think Stuffit will open those. Likewise, File Juicer will crack open (or, erm, juice) any .exe file and try to extract components in it, if you want to extract an embedded CAB file, image, etc, etc.

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