BAT File Extension

DOS Batch File Type

Extension .bat
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (38 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program WineHQ
Category Common File Types
Format Text
Updated 5/1/2022

What is a BAT File Extension?

BAT file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as DOS Batch File. BAT has been classified as Common File Types. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open BAT files in WineHQ program.

What is a Default BAT File Name?

AUTOEXEC.BAT - The DOS-run batch file and older versions of Windows (95, 98, and Me) at boot. It is located in the root directory of boot drive.

How to Open BAT File?

BAT files can be used to distribute and execute attacks of malware on victims. Never double-click on a BAT file to protect yourself from malicious attacks. If you want to see the stored commands in a BAT file, open-with a text editor.


Free BAT File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .BAT (DOS Batch File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to BAT, merge, split and compare the BAT files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

BAT Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the DOS Batch File .BAT File Extensions while opening the .BAT files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open BAT Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for DOS Batch File on your system such as WineHQ.
  2. Associate default Winehq WineHQ program for *.bat (DOS Batch File) files.

    Associate BAT Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.BAT (e.g example.bat) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Winehq WineHQ program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .bat files.

    Associate BAT Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.BAT (e.g example.bat) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Winehq WineHQ program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .WineHQ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related BAT File Extensions

BAT default file extension is .BAT and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for BAT File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the BAT files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open BAT File on Windows

Software License Developer
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Windows  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Microsoft Windows image. Microsoft Windows 10 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BAT File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Parallels Desktop for Mac image. Parallels Desktop for Mac 15 for MacOs  Open parallels website. Commercial Parallels
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for MacOs  Open idm website. Commercial IDM

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BAT file on Linux

Software License Developer
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Linux  Open idm website. Commercial IDM

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BAT file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BAT file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BAT file on Android

Software License Developer
WineHQ image. WineHQ 000 for Android  Open winehq website. Free WineHQ

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

BAT file extension icon image.About BAT - DOS Batch File

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Updated 5/1/2022

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