Files with pe file extension are related to the Microsoft Windows Portable Executable Format used by 32-bit Windows operating systems.

There are 3 other file types using
the PE file extension!

empty icon.pe - PatentEase file

empty icon.pe - Privacy Eraser plugin file

empty icon.pe - Systems Tool Kit planetary ephemeris data

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PE file extension - PE - Portable Executable

What is pe file? How to open pe files?

File type specification:

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

The pe file extension is related to a PE format which is portable across all Microsoft 32-bit operating systems.

This executable file format was introduced with Windows NT. It is called the Portable Executable (PE) format because it is supposed to be portable across all 32-bit operating systems by Microsoft.

The same PE format executable can be executed on any version of Windows NT, Windows 95, and Win32s. Also, the same format is used for executables for Windows NT running on processors other than Intel x86, such as MIPS, Alpha, and Power PC. The 32-bit DLLs and Windows NT device drivers also follow the same PE format.

Help how to open PE files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension PE:

As far as we know, this .pe file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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Portable Executable file format

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pe file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pe file, edit pe file, convert pe file, view pe file, play pe file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pe file - PE - Portable Executable

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses pe file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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