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📌 A .COM data container belongs to the executable program category capable of being opened and run by Windows and MS-DOS platforms. Typically it is stored in binary encoding and nearly identical to an .EXE object. However, the essential difference between .COM and .EXE formats is that the first of the options has no metadata or header and has a maximum size of roughly 64 KB. Generally, .COM file items are utilized for opening and execution of instruction sets while .EXE entities are exploited for the program suites, whose development has been entirely completed. Most of the Windows shell users will not tackle with .COM entries, as long as they are preferentially encountered in DOS infrastructures.
📌 The .COM schema is normally oriented on Windows and DOS explorer or command-line prompt correspondingly, and can be runnable, executed, and opened with a simple double click on the file icon. There are no any special prerequisites or specifications, which should be met in accordance with .COM format requirements. Hereby, you don’t need to preinstall any external apps or utilities within the system, in order to be capable to execute the .COM extension item. The technical logic of the technology is absolutely coincident with the .EXE files, although the standard specification mostly relates to the console DOS editions, currently archaic in the contemporary operating conditions.