BAT file format description
Many people share .bat files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bat file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bat files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.bat - MS-DOS Batch File
In DOS and Windows, a batch file is a text file containing a series of commands intended to be executed by the command interpreter.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .bat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bat files. Be especially cautious with .bat files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .bat file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .bat file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
abt, nat, bwt, bt, bar, bag, ba, fat, bta, bay, bah, baf
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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