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Details of extension .bat

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .bat file?
  • Which program can create the .bat file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .bat format?
  • What can convert .bat files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .bat extension?
MS-DOS Batch File .bat file icon

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.
Category: Application files
Application: -
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-msdos-program
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Windows 95 Clean Boot File
Command File
Windows Command File
Executable File
Program Information File
Microsoft Windows Screensaver
Renamed MS-DOS System File
Windows Explorer Shell Command
Windows Script File

Other types of files may also use the .bat file extension. If you have helpful information about .bat extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .bat filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

abt (1), nat (1), gat (1), bxt (1), bta (1), bay (1), bah (1), baf (1), at (1), vat (1), hat (1), fat (1), bwt (1), bt (1), bar (1)

Can't open a .bat file?

If you want to open a .bat file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .bat association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bat

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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