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How or can I open a .exe file on my mac .My sister can't open this file I've sent it zipped and unzipped In netscape 4.5 on an ibm pc, hers is a mac newer version? and she also has netscape 4.0 error message is a file of some sort(i can't recall witch one)comes up saying unable to open? something like that. Can anyone help it would be very  apreciated. She is only using part of e-mail capacity.Thank you very much.!!!    
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.exe is an executable file (a DOS or Win application). It cannot run on a Mac without a DOS or Windows emulator such as SoftWindows or Virtual PC.
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Where is the best place (website) I can download this program.Or do I have to puchase.
After downloading where is the suggested directory to place it? And will this all run automatically when a .exe is to be opened?
Thank you for be patient, I don't know that much about mac's Just tring to help my sis.
Thank you for all your help. You  just made my day.
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Virtual PC can be found at:
http://www.connectix.com/

SoftWindows can e found at:
http://www.insignia.com/softwindows/

As far as where to put it on the HD, you will have to read the manual.
Both will run at the same time as the MacOS and you can toggle between the two environments.
Both cost money.
You will have to copy the .exe file into the PC environment to run it.

I prefer VPC.
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Thank You
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The environment looks like a large file to the MacOS and an HD to DOS/WIN...technically, it is a soft partition.

Your welcome.
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