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    I have some fotoangelo files (.exe) that I wanted to share to blog followers. Is this possible?

    The blog I need help with is cfcfflpasig1.wordpress.com.


    You need to zip your .exe file as a .zip file first, otherwise WordPress will mistake it for malware and not let you upload.



    I have some fotoangelo files (.exe)

    Not allowed




    You need to zip your .exe file as a .zip file first,

    Not allowed either


    Well, well, well, no .exe, no .zip. Learn something new every day… thanks for the tip.


    Thanks. Is there a workaround, eg. via links?



    You could store the files on another server – some sort of file sharing service then link to the download page for that file – BUT – be careful what file sharing service you use – some have a reputation as hosting a lot of bootleg files and that could set off an alarm with the Terms of Service group


    Consider how I do it currently:

    I have Skydrive (and most probably you’d have it one way or another if you have a Hotmail, Outlook.com or Microsoft account).

    In Skydrive, I put the relevant files in a Public folder that I share publicly (i.e. set to public visibility). Then in the post, I just link to those files individual or to the folder.

    Some fileshare services are questionable or problematic – that’s why I avoid them altogether like auxclass points out. At least Skydrive is Microsoft and an online file storage to call your own with the least degree of problems under the circumstances.


    thanks auxclass and thenakedlistener. Yeah, I have Skydrive. I was thinking about that, too but haven’t tried it yet. Worth trying. again, thank you guys!


    Rename the file extension and alert your blog viewers to change back to .exe files.



    Hi, does anyone know where – and if – it is explicitly stated that .zip files may not contain .exe files? The link provided by auxclass does not say so, though, obviously, this is the case. I would like to know what the reasoning is behind this.

    I understand why .exe’s are not allowed, but banning zips of executables makes no sense to me.
    For me it is definitely a reason to move my blog – I need to be able to share my own software.


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    As a volunteer here, I’d guess this is part of the reasoning.

    WordPress.com is a type of shared environment, where all users are running off of the same software. This is great because it allows us at Automattic to update millions of blogs at the same time with a single click. It means we can fix bugs or offer new features very quickly, which is a win for you as users. Having all users running on the same software can also be dangerous. If we aren’t careful, one user has the potential to take down the entire site. So this is why we need to limit some of the things you post on your blog.

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