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Windows 8.1 .bat file glitched

  1. #31


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    But you didn't try to run it through "Run", that's what I want to see.
    How do I do this?

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  2. #32


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    As a matter of fact, THIS is what a blank BAT file should do, sorry about the size:

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  3. #33


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    to get to RUN, hit Windows Key + X, then choose "RUN"

    And don't use a blank BAT file, put something like "Open Notepad.exe" in it.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    to get to RUN, hit Windows Key + X, then choose "RUN"

    And don't use a blank BAT file, put something like "Open Notepad.exe" in it.
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  5. #35


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, I showed you what is supposed to happen with a Blank File. Run the Blank File through "Run" and see if it gives you the same result. But it would be better to use a real Batch file, that way I can try to chase down what is happening. I know what happens on my machine, I need to see what happens on yours.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Well, I showed you what is supposed to happen with a Blank File. Run the Blank File through "Run" and see if it gives you the same result. But it would be better to use a real Batch file, that way I can try to chase down what is happening. I know what happens on my machine, I need to see what happens on yours.
    Well, I am not quite sure what your asking me to do when you say use RUN to start it, because i do know I have never see the thing that happens to yours. Can you go into detail on how to start a batch file using RUN?
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  7. #37


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You hit the "Windows Key" and the "X" key at the same time, and choose "Run" from the selections - Then you will get a little Prompt as shown in my images. You can also Right-Click at the very bottom left corner of the screen and that will bring up the same panel where you can choose "Run".

    In the Prompt, you can enter the path and name of the BAT file, then click OK or just hit the Enter key and it will force it to start. It is pretty important you do this, because I need to know what happens.

    This is what the RUN command box looks like:

    Click image for larger version

    Enter your BAT file into that, use a real one, not a blank one.


    I am also considering, did you use a Microsoft Account as a Log In to both of these machines, the original machine where this problem started and the "new Install" that you are using now?

    Because it is entirely possible that you used "Sync Your Settings" in your PC Settings area (In the Charms Bar), press the "Settings" Gear and open PC Settings, check if you are using a Microsoft Account, see if you are syncing Everything in your Sync Settings, because it is starting to sound like you are using a Microsoft Account, and when you logged into that account on the NEW machine, it simply transferred your File Association Settings to the new machine.

    I am actually going to make a new tread about that, because I had not thought File Associations got synced.

    So I suggest, name a NEW Microsoft account, and then re-install Windows 8 once again, log in with the NEW account which will not have those settings saved.

    That's the best I got for you, but you have to at least try to do the "RUN" command and let me know what it does.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    -snip-
    batfile - YouTube
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  9. #39


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Good, thank you, I see one thing right off the ".Bat":

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    Remove ALL "" from the command line, try it one more time.

    Your CMD file worked fine, so I would suggest, change the BAT file for that Steam Game Mod into a CMD file, it will run for sure. The Structure should be very similar - Change the Extension of the file you are pointing to to "CMD" then just try clicking on it.

    If that works, then you should be able to convert any other BAT file to CMD as well.

    I am testing my supposition that your Bad File Association was carried over through your Microsoft Account, you never answered, give me ALL the details I ask for please, are you using a Microsoft Account to Log In?

    Now that I see what you are doing, I think we can find a solution. See this post here:

    [SOLVED] Batch file commands not executed - File Name - Windows 7

    When I ask for certain details, I have to have them, otherwise all I can do is sit here and make guesses.

    Also read HERE:

    Running batch files in windows 8 - Windows 8 - Windows 8

    I may have given you some wrong info, the Proper Program to run BAT files is "CMD.exe" which should be in your Windows\System32 folder.

    Also, Open PC Settings and go to "Sync your Settings" and Shut it OFF while you try to re-associate the file.

    OK, I tested this supposition, that the File Associations gets saved in Sync Settings - So far, they do NOT. So as to why a fresh install of Windows 8 would not open a BAT, it should, or it was not a Fresh Install. Maybe you are installing a Program that takes over the association.

    Just change the extension to CMD and it should work for any previous BAT files.
    Last edited by XweAponX; 14 Oct 2013 at 17:17.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Good, thank you, I see one thing right off the ".Bat":

    Click image for larger version

    Remove ALL "" from the command line, try it one more time.

    Your CMD file worked fine, so I would suggest, change the BAT file for that Steam Game Mod into a CMD file, it will run for sure. The Structure should be very similar - Change the Extension of the file you are pointing to to "CMD" then just try clicking on it.

    If that works, then you should be able to convert any other BAT file to CMD as well.

    I am testing my supposition that your Bad File Association was carried over through your Microsoft Account, you never answered, give me ALL the details I ask for please, are you using a Microsoft Account to Log In?

    Now that I see what you are doing, I think we can find a solution. See this post here:

    [SOLVED] Batch file commands not executed - File Name - Windows 7

    When I ask for certain details, I have to have them, otherwise all I can do is sit here and make guesses.

    Also read HERE:

    Running batch files in windows 8 - Windows 8 - Windows 8

    I may have given you some wrong info, the Proper Program to run BAT files is "CMD.exe" which should be in your Windows\System32 folder.

    Also, Open PC Settings and go to "Sync your Settings" and Shut it OFF while you try to re-associate the file.

    OK, I tested this supposition, that the File Associations gets saved in Sync Settings - So far, they do NOT. So as to why a fresh install of Windows 8 would not open a BAT, it should, or it was not a Fresh Install. Maybe you are installing a Program that takes over the association.

    Just change the extension to CMD and it should work for any previous BAT files.
    Okay well unfortunately it still does the same thing when removing the ". Also when I try to change it it says "This file cannot be associated with this file type." or something like that, even with Sync your Settings completely turned off. Also while I can use .cmd for most this this game is actually in Pre-Alpha which would be why its not on the steam store and also im under NDA so I had to cut some parts of the video out, the reason It wont work starting manually is that it need to correctly connect to steam to login on it. Also I am using a Microsoft account, it a hot mail email. I will go take a look at those Links now.

    Edit: Image of selecting cmd.exe for .bat file
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