alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .BAT

File description

A batch file originated from programmers working for Microsoft. This format is a script file containing certain commandments used by users. The file allows easy access to certain extensions. An individual will not worry about opening wrong files when using Batch Files.

Before the invention of Batch files users were unable to run files on specific commands. They could not automate them either. The work was very difficult for beginners. Executing certain commands took strategic planning. Batch files are easy to manage now days. The script allows users to command and automate certain tasks without compromising the whole system.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .BAT file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .BAT extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .BAT file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .BAT file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Executable Files
File name: Batch file (executable)
Programs that will open this file:
FixExec FixExec
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows Command Prompt Microsoft Windows Command Prompt
Microsoft Windows NotePad Microsoft Windows NotePad
NotePad++ NotePad++
Text editor Text editor
Mac OS
Mac OS
Parallels Desktop Parallels Desktop
Text editor Text editor
The .BAT file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .BAT extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .BAT file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .BAT file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .BAT file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .BAT file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .BAT file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .BAT file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.