What does .EXE mean in MIME Types?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand .EXE in the Internet field in general and in the MIME Types terminology in particular.

application/octet-stream

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What does .EXE mean?

.exe
.exe is a common filename extension denoting an executable file in the DOS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, Symbian, and OS/2 operating systems. Besides the executable program, many EXE files contain other components called resources, such as bitmaps and icons which the executable program may use for its graphical user interface.

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