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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.

Application files
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MS-DOS Batch File related extensions:
Atari ST TOS Executable
Atari ST TOS Executable With Parameters
Atari ST Executable
JSP Markup Language
Windows Script File
Silverlight Application Package

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.

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, at, ba, baf, bag, bah, bar, bay, bt, bta, bwt, fat, gat, hat, nat

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Zinf Theme
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Scifer External Header Archive
BSC Intermediate Object

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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