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 - 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.

Updated: December 21, 2017

The default software associated to pe file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open:

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:

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.

List of software applications associated to the .pe file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pe files.

  • Create pe file
  • Others pe file

Programs that can create pe file - PE - Portable Executable

Programs supporting the exension pe on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for create pe file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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