open an exe file in mac?

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  1. geordiejohn macrumors member

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    hello does anyone know how to open an exe file on my minimac please and also is there a free winzip like program i can download to my mac?
    thank you.
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  3. boast macrumors 65816

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    WINE

    you can get it by installing ports, and doing "sudo port install wine"


    if you dont have port, http://www.macports.org/

    then, if its like linux, you just do "wine name-of-file.exe"

    [all of this in the terminal, of course]
     
  4. solidgoldmini macrumors regular

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    As for the "winzip like program" for Mac, you don't need one. Macs can zip, or archive in this case. Just right-click (or hold control and click on a 1 button mouse) on the item you want to zip and choose "Compress (item name)".
    No other software necessary. If you want more options you can use StuffIt at www.stuffit.com
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've noticed a situation where you need StuffIt. When I attempt to open a password-protected zip file, the Archive Utility gives me an error message and can't open it, while StuffIt correctly prompts me for a password.
     

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  6. geordiejohn thread starter macrumors member

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    open an exe file in mac

    thank you i am going to load wine and thank you for the info about winzip
     
  7. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    What do you need to do?

    Why do you need to open an exe file? Perhaps there is another solution that will be easier than installing WINE.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's just a guess, but in Windows, some .zip files are stored as self-extracting .exe files.
     

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