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BAT file: How can I open a .BAT file?

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

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✅ MS-DOS Batch File

MS-DOS Batch File .bat file icon
The BAT file is an 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: -
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

Windows Command File

Windows Command File

Executable File

Program Information File

Microsoft Windows Screensaver

⚠ Be careful with .bat files.

It's important to know that the .bat file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .bat files. Be cautious when dealing with .bat files from unknown sources.

🚫 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:

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Vala Content Management Server Data

Rocket Tab Data

Casio RAW Image

Scifer External Header Archive

Zinf Theme

🔴 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:

Select an app to open this .bat file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .bat file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .bat file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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