Files with the EXE extension are executable files intended for use within Windows or MS-DOS. You can't make all EXE files work on an Android. However, many older DOS-based EXE files can be opened with the DOS emulator DOSBox.

Most Android smartphone users have this doubt if they can use Windows exe programs on the device. Unfortunately, you cannot use it directly or download a .exe files on Android OS. Nevertheless, you can use third party apps that will help you.

Before you get into the scene, the million dollar question; why do you want a .exe files to run on an Android platform. One reason could be to run an older Windows games that have not been made compatible to run on Android OS. Hitting the Google Play Store and download an emulator will help you to an extent.

  • Step 1: Install a DOSBox app on your Android device. AnDOSBox, aDosBox and DosBox Turbo are three different DOSBox apps available from the Google Play store.

  • Step 2: Open the DOSBox app.

  • Step 3: Type "cd \foldername" into the command line, where "foldername" denotes the folder in which your EXE is contained. For example, if your EXE is in the Download folder, type "cd \download."

  • Step 4: Click Enter on your Android keyboard.

  • Step 5: Enter the name of the EXE file. You do not need to enter the .exe extension.

  • Step 6: Tap "Enter" on your Android keyboard.

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