Find out the version used to build the EXE or DLL file as well as the tool it they are created with using this simple and straightforward utility.
- Version : 1.1
- License :Freeware
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :ExtraBit Software
While the rule of thumb dictates that unless you have at least 4 GB of RAM, you should install a 64-bit Windows version, nowadays some manufacturers deliver budget computers with pre-installed operating systems, a nuisance that can lead to a lot of frustration.
ExeProperties is a tiny utility that enables you to find out whether the file is build for 32-bit or 64-bit, the minimum version it can run with as well as the version of Microsoft Visual Studio it was created with, if applicable.
You can access it from the Properties window
You should know that the application does not come with an interface per se, but rather you can access it from the Properties window from the Context menu. The information is presented in a clean and intuitive layout, so you are unlikely to experience any issues with finding the information you need regardless of your computer skills.
As suggested by its name, the utility addresses two particular types of files, namely EXE and DLL. It would have been useful if the app provided support for other extensions that are used in script testing, including but not limited to SCR, VXD, OCX, AX, DPL, CPL, SCR or SYS.
It can help spare you a lot of headaches
It is worth mentioning that the application also provides information about the minimum version of Windows required to run the executable file. Moreover, the program displays the version of Microsoft Visual Studio the files were created with. In case it was built with other tools, then only the version of the tool is displayed.
While this type of data can be useful for a regular user who might have some issues installing third-party software, the utensil provides too little data to be of much use for script testing. In the latter situation, the app should include debugging information, strings, bound imports or UPX info, for instance.
A simple utility built for the average user
In case you plan to re-install several new applications on your computer, then ExeProperties can provide you with file property information so you can determine the compatibility and avoid a lot of hassle.