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NEXE File Extension

Chrome Native Client Executable

What is NEXE file?

NEXE filename suffix is mostly used for Chrome Native Client Executable files. Chrome Native Client Executable format was developed by Google. Files with NEXE extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. NEXE file belongs to the Executable Files category just like 139 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Google Chrome software for managing NEXE files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. Google Chrome software was developed by Google Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about NEXE files or the Google Chrome software program.

Programs which support NEXE file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with NEXE files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with NEXE suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NEXE file

How to open file with NEXE extension?

Being unable to open files with NEXE extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Chrome Native Client Executable files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NEXE files.

Step 1. Download and install Google Chrome

Install software to open NEXE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NEXE files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Google Chrome or different compatible program, such as Chromium. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Google Chrome installed is by going to developer’s website (Google Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Google Chrome

Update software that support file extension NEXEIf you already have Google Chrome installed on your systems and NEXE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Google Chrome installed, it may not support NEXE format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Google Chrome.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NEXE files to Google Chrome

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NEXE files with latest version of Google Chrome you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NEXE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the NEXE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Google Chrome is installed, check the Always use this app to open NEXE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NEXE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NEXE file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NEXE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the NEXE is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NEXE file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check NEXE file for viruses
1. Verify that the NEXE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NEXE file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the NEXE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the NEXE file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic NEXE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with NEXE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Chrome Native Client Executable file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Google Chrome

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NEXE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Chrome Native Client Executable file. It may be the case that the NEXE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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