help opening a .exe file

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  1. 808 macrumors member

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    #1
    i have a .exe file that i want to open, but for some reason when i click on it, it opens with toast and then it says toast is not able to open it.
    then i highligted the file and "got info" it says that it defaults to toast, but when i search to see what other applications i can open it with, i dont know which one to pick.

    any ideas how to run this file?

    thanks!

    808
     
  2. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    #2
    Solution to problem

    Go buy a cheap PC - exe are windows executable files

    :)

     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Short answer: Get a PC.

    Bit longer answer: That's (probably) a Windows application and cannot be executed (you get it?) on a Mac without running some sort of Windows emulator, like Virtual PC.

    Edit: Bugger, beaten again... ;)
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    #4
    If it's a self-extracting archive, there are some apps that'll open it -- can't remember at the moment.

    If it's a PC/Windows application, shake a leg and go find a PC/Windows to run it on.

    Or buy Virtual PC or something similar.
     
  5. 808 thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    thanks for the responses...but i wont go back! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jedi128 macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, ur on this forum and you don't know you can't open .exe files on a mac???

    That's why people buy macs... becuase they can't open .exe files. This is the reason that very few viruses effect Apples. You should know this, I don't care if you switched........
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #7
    Be nice to the newbies, you probably didn't know anything about Macs when you first got one, either... Remember there are no stupid questions, just stupid people...eh...answers... Now s/he knows, and while smiling a bit of these kinds of question is understandable for an experienced Mac user, there's no need to be too harsh... ;)

    Edit: He-he... the profanity filter doesn't like the word I chose for "half-supressed laugh", derived from 'snicker', didn't consider that the 's' was followed by the N-word.
     
  8. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    #8
    250 for crappy virtual pc, or 399 for a cheap PC that'll run virus files... i mean, .exe files all day long (or until the machine craps out).
     

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