.PE File Extension
- Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
- Category: Program executable Files
What are .PE files and how to open them?Can't open .PE file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PE file.
What is a .PE file extension?
.PE file extension is created by Microsoft Corporation. .PE has been classified as Program executable Files.
.PE is PE - Portable Executable
The pe file extension is related to a PE format which is portable across all Microsoft 32-bit operating systems.
This executable file format was introduced with Windows NT. It is called the Portable Executable (PE) format because it is supposed to be portable across all 32-bit operating systems by Microsoft.
The same PE format executable can be executed on any version of Windows NT, Windows 95, and Win32s. Also, the same format is used for executables for Windows NT running on processors other than Intel x86, such as MIPS, Alpha, and Power PC.
The 32-bit DLLs and Windows NT device drivers also follow the same PE format.