Gmail does not allow us to send a file with extension .exe, .dll,bat etc due to security reasons. Gmail virus scanner stops these file types even these files are zipped or in any other type of archive. It is good for security purposes but sometime we needs to send an exe file such as setup file which is clean. In this condition we feel helpless and search any alternative to send this file. Here is a simple to use trick how to send executable file or any other file type using Gmail.
- Download and install winrar [link]
- Now make right mouse click on an exe file you want to send. You will find an option “add to archive”. Select this option.
- You will see a screen named “archive names and parameters”. Here find the option “split to volume,bytes”. Enter the half or more than half-size of exe file in mb as shown in figure below and then press ok. The exe file will be split in two rar parts.
- Now login to your Gmail account and attach both files and send them. You will find that the files will be sent without any problem.
How to extract the original file from these two rar parts
- Select both rar parts and make right mouse click then select option “extract here”. And you will get the original file.
Thus you can send any file type via Gmail. The other benefit to split a file in parts is that you can send a big file by splitting it in small parts.