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BAT file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .bat file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .bat file?
  • What program do I need to open a .bat file?
  • How can the .bat file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .bat files to another format?

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

✅ MS-DOS Batch File

MS-DOS Batch File .bat file icon
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: -
Mime-type: application/x-msdos-program
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BAT aliases:
BAT related links:
BAT 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

MS-DOS System File

Other types of files may also use the .bat file extension.

🚫 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, bxt, bzt, fat, gat

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Infinity Engine Game Data
Zinf Theme
Battlefield 2 Animation
VTBuilder Terrain Data
AOL Instant Messenger Buddy List File
ABC-View Manager Thumbnail
Casio RAW Image
HOORA Analysis Tool Model Data
Age of Mythology Game Data
Far Cry Primal Game Data

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .bat file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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