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Windows 7: How to find out if an *.exe is 32bit or 64bit without starting it?

21 Dec 2011   #1

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How to find out if an *.exe is 32bit or 64bit without starting it?

Is there a way to find out if a given *.exe file is 32bit or 64bit executable.
The program should ...
- NOT be started (and investigated in TaskManager)
- NOT be installed and checked if it is installed in C:\Program files (x86) or not
- NOT be checked at the authors site

I am searching a tool which takes the *.exe as parameter and investigates the binary code to find out the 32bit or 64bit property

Peter


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21 Dec 2011   #2

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Please accept my apology in advance. I've never been accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer so I'm a bit confused. You don't want the *.exe file installed, started, or checked at the author's web site.

Hypothetically, how was the file obtained? On a CD or DVD, perhaps? A flash drive? Was it a digital download file?

Wouldn't any "tool" have to be able to open the file to examine it? And wouldn't opening the file be kinda, sorta like starting it?
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