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How to extract .exe on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by tammy_kuromi, May 1, 2013.

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  1. tammy_kuromi

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    I know this is probably a silly question, but how can I extract .exe on a Mac, I don't have bootcamp or Parallels. I need a simple way to open an .exe, please help?

    I'm running my Mac on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 if that helps anything.
     
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    It all depends on the kind of exe file it is.

    If it is a simply a self extracting zip file, you can often rename the .exe extension of the file name to .zip an double click on it.
    Other times you can start /Applications/Utilities/Terminal, type unzip, drag the file into this window and then hit enter.

    If it isn't a self extracting zip file, you have to use some Windows emulation type software like noted by tompatrick.
    I would recommend Wineskin over Winebottler though. http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php

    It's easier to use and the latest beta doesn't require X11 which is another piece of software you would have to install using Winebottler.
     
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