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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

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: -
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, fat, gat, hat, nat

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

ED-IT PC AsIs Braille Text File
Natata eBook Compiler Document
ETCBC Analyzed Text Data
BlindWrite Control File
Casio RAW Image
Emperor: Battle for Dune Data
Zinf Theme
Binary Terrain Data
Infinity Engine Game Data
Vala Content Management Server 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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