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.EXE AS SCREENSAVER

Is it possible to use an .exe as a screensaver? If so, how?

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JaccoCommented:
A file with the extension .EXE cannot be used as a screensaver. The file must have the .SCR extension. Although the .SCR files the come with Windows are normal EXE's.

The reason why the screensaver executables have a different extenmsion is that they all have the same command line features that windows knows.

Parameter

none or /S for executing the screensaver
/C for configuring
/P for previewing in the preview panel
/A for changing the password

If you change the extension to *.SCR and place the file in your windows directory. Then change the screensaver to your SCR using the properties of your Desktop. It might wortk depending on the EXE.
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JaccoCommented:
Oh yes. If you change the EXE's extension to SCR is doesn't become a screensaver of which you can change the setting or assing a password to. Neither will it display in the preview panel. It might just start your EXE...
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