Possibly Stupid Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Paul Ewenstein, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Paul Ewenstein macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Brookline, MA
    Is there any third party app. or the like that will let a Mac open a .exe file?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    .exe files are generally windows applications for which you need windows to run them, occasionally they are self extracting Winzip or WinRar compressed archives.

    If it's a windows app you will need windows one way or another, either through a virtual machine (VPC, VMWare, Parallels etc), or bootcamp.

    If it's a self extracting archive you *might* be able to open it with something like UnRarX.
  3. millap macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    United Kingdom
    There is also an app called Crossover, which can open SOME!!! PC files on a Mac, providing that the software uses similar API's. You can find out the details on the CodeWeavers web site.


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