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Why can’t send a .exe file?

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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Why can't send a .exe file?

Because.exe files are frequently infected with viruses, Gmail will automatically block them. Before submitting, please modify the.exe to.txt. When you get it back, you can change the.txt back to.exe.

Another possibility is that your friend’s Outlook/Outlook Express has attachment download disabled for security reasons. Please have a friend check this security setting for you.

There are two simple workarounds for sending executable files over Gmail.

Send Executable Files using Google Drive

  1. To begin, compose an email in Gmail and then select Insert files from Drive.
  2. Second, go to the Upload area and choose the.exe file from your computer by clicking Select files from your disc.
  3. Then, to include the.exe file as a link in an email, click Upload.
  4. Finally, select Email to send the file via Gmail.

Change the File Extension

  1. You can modify the extension of your.exe file to send them, as indicated before.
  2. To begin, right-click the.exe file you want to transmit and press the F2 key to rename it.
  3. Then, replace the exe with an other extension, such as txt.
  4. The file extension will be altered if you select Yes.
  5. Finally, you can pick the renamed file as an email attachment in Gmail. The attachment will be successfully transmitted.
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