What are BAT files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a BAT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a BAT file?
The BAT file format is a program executable file type. A .bat file is also called a batch file because it packages a set of codes into one file. These .bat files were used primarily for MS DOS, while a version of this file format for Unix is called a shell script. IBM mainframe computers also used a version of these .bat files, which were called EXEC files.The codes that are stored in a .bat file are normally command line instructions. These may include codes for activating other applications and files in the same computer or in the same network. Take note that BAT files from suspicious sources may contain malicious code, and these are usually transmitted via email.A simple text editor like Notepad or Apple Text Edit can be used to open and view the data in these .bat files. These text editors can also be used to create these BAT files.
How to open BAT files
We have identified one BAT opener that is compatible with this specific type of BAT file.
Programs that open files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of BAT files. Remember, different programs may use BAT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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