The .BAT extension refers to BATch files. These are executable scripts that run commands on the system’s command prompt and process BATch instructions. These files are commonly used in system startup applications.
Batch files enable to run multiple instructions, one by one on a regular basis, hence many boot up software would also include an initial BATch file that would trigger multiple file processing at once. The BAT files were first introduced in the DOS operating system and still continue to be supported on the windows platform. These are one of the most popular BATch automation file formats used in computing.
|File type||Batch File (executable)|
While searching for an answer to the question - How to open the BAT file? - you probably found websites, which offer software that was able to open any file extension. Do not be fooled, there is no one program that will allow you to work with any file extension, including the BAT file. Each program contains a different type of data and you need specialized software to properly work with the BAT file. Here is a list of programs that are designed to work with the BAT file - remember, these applications are able to open at most a few file extensions, they are designed to work with a specific data type.
If after installing the program from a list, you still cannot open a file with the BAT extension, the reason may be that the file is damaged. The solution may be to find a new copy of the BAT file you want to open
In this case, the easiest way is to use the tool built into the operating system for association of the BAT file with applications to support it. Double click on the file you cannot open - the operating system will display a list of programs that are likely to work with your BAT file. Choose one of them, or select the location on a disk where you installed one of the applications from our list. Windows should then open the BAT file using the program installed earlier.
Entries containing links of the BAT file extensions with applications is located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. If you do not know how to get to the Windows Registry, or how to make changes in it, ask a specialist for help. Lack of knowledge on the subject may cause irreversible changes on your computer.
There may be a situation when a computer virus passes itself off as the BAT file. In this case, such a file will definitely not be opened. Download a good antivirus program and scan the BAT file mentioned. If the antivirus application detects malicious data, it may signify that the BAT file is infected.
|BAL||Borland Programming Language Source Code|
|BAU||OpenOffice.org Configuration Format|
|BAR||Age Of Empires / Age Of Mythology Game Format|
|BAMP||Easy Button & Menu Maker Project|
|BAY||Kodak/Roper Bayer Picture Sequence Format|
|BAN||MegaHAL Non-keyword List|
|BAFL||BurnAware Free Compilation Format|