Displaying Version Information using Windows Explorer

This section provides a tutorial example on how to display version information properties of executable files, .exe and .dll files, using Windows Explorer.

If you are using a Windows system, you can also display version information an executable file, .exe or .dll file, using the Windows Explorer.

Let's see what properties are displayed by Windows Explorer on C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe.

Run "Windows Explorer" and navigate to the "C:\Windows\system32" folder.

Right-click on "cmd.exe" and select "Properties".

Go to the "Details" tab. The following properties are displayed:

Property           Value

File description   Windows Command Processor
Type               Application
File version       6.1.7601.17514
Product name       Microsoft Windows Operating System
Product version    6.1.7601.17514
Copyright          Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserv...
Size               295 KB
Date modified      11/20/2010 7:17 AM
Language           English (United States)
Original filename  Cmd.Exe

Comparing with the output of the previous tutorial, I can see that:

Last update: 2012.

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Displaying Version Information using Windows Explorer

 Displaying Version Information using PE Explorer

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