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    Question .exe files not working properly

    When i try to run a .exe file, it wont open like it should.
    I have downloaded wine, and allowed the programs to execute.

    When i try to open it, there pops up a "opening examplefile.exe" and it just vanishes, nothing opens.
    This happens on many files that i have.

    Thank you for your time!

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    Re: .exe files not working properly

    Quote Originally Posted by weaas View Post
    When i try to run a .exe file, it wont open like it should.
    I have downloaded wine, and allowed the programs to execute.

    When i try to open it, there pops up a "opening examplefile.exe" and it just vanishes, nothing opens.
    This happens on many files that i have.

    Thank you for your time!
    They may not be compatible. What kind of .exe files?

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    Re: .exe files not working properly

    Most windows applications will not run acceptably or at all in wine.

    go here to determine whether or not your app will work:

    http://appdb.winehq.org/

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    Re: .exe files not working properly

    Hi and Welcome

    There is a Wine help forum here and you may get a better answer faster there .
    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=313
    http://www.winehq.org/site/documentation
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    Re: .exe files not working properly

    Quote Originally Posted by collisionystm View Post
    They may not be compatible. What kind of .exe files?
    I dont think I understand your question, isnt all .exe files the same?

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    Re: .exe files not working properly

    Quote Originally Posted by weaas View Post
    I dont think I understand your question, isnt all .exe files the same?
    No -- they're NOT. But ... that is not the issue.

    The issue is that only SOME Windows apps will work with Wine.

    You need to check out the link provided in post #3 to see if the program AND version you want to run works well in Wine.
    Ubuntu 16.10 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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