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99lool

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Windows 8 .bat file glitched

Hello, I am having a problem with .bat opening I accidently made if open with notepad and then after getting even the .reg files to merge into registry and restart it didn't do anything so i completely re-installed Windows 8.1 and and its still opening as notepad.
 
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99lool

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fafhrd

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try here:Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

otherwise, rename filename.bat as filename.cmd

It has since occurred to me that you may have file extensions hidden, and that your filename.bat is really filename.bat.txt, and therefore is not running, being a text file. in Windows Explorer, View tab, Options, View, uncheck the box by "Hide extensions for known file types"
 
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my2cents

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I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish here but when I right-click a .bat file and select edit, it opens in NotePad; however, when I right-click and select Run as Administrator, the .bat file executes if properly constructed:

Screenshot (21).png

Screenshot (22).png
 

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Wullail

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I'm assuming you set notepad as the default action for .bat files with this.

run regedit

Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry.
Search for ".bat" under this key.

Click on this key , it should show this on the right panel.

bat.jpg
 

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my2cents

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What exactly are you trying to do?

To edit the .bat file, right-click and select edit.
To run the .bat file, right-click and select Run as Admin.

What else is required? Or does my above suggestion not work?
 

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fafhrd

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99lool, Hi.

Open the dse batch file in notepad. click File, Save as...
name the file dse1.bat
click in the Save as type: box and select All Files (*.*)

repeat click File, Save as...
name the file dse2.cmd
click in the Save as type: box and select All Files (*.*)
repeat click File, Save as...
name the file dse3.bat
click in the Save as type: box and this time select Text documents (*.txt)

click each one in turn, and see which files open as text files or run please, and get back to us with

dse1 result run

dse2 result run

dse3 result open
 
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

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mvp
Hello 99lool, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if downloading and merging the .bat option in the table in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default associations for .bat files.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
I have tried this already.

Please try again, but make sure that you approve all the prompts from step 4 for it to work to restore the default association of .bat files. :)
 

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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

99lool

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Guys nothing is working, I even reinstalled my entire Operating System, and use the .reg files its still not working, when I go into a command promp and type assoc .bat it comes up as .bat=batfile so something else is going on!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom
    CPU
    AMD
    Memory
    16g

XweAponX

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You can associate BAT files with Command.Com in the area in Controil Panel where you set file associations, I have BAT able to be opened by Notepad, but by default they open with command.com
 

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
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    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
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    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Cable Medium Speed
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    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

XweAponX

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.reg files by default open with Regedit, just set the associations, or right click on the file, choose Open With, go all the way down to the bottom, and choose Use Another Program, then find Regedit.exe and then it will be set.

Do the same thing for the BAT files, tell it to use Command.Com.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
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    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

99lool

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.reg files by default open with Regedit, just set the associations, or right click on the file, choose Open With, go all the way down to the bottom, and choose Use Another Program, then find Regedit.exe and then it will be set.

Do the same thing for the BAT files, tell it to use Command.Com.

Where Do i find Command.com?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
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    AMD
    Memory
    16g

XweAponX

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Should be in the Windows\System32 folder- Sorry, it's CMD.exe now.
 

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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

XweAponX

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Hm - Ok, maybe it is something else, I just checked on my machine and it says "Unknown application" - I'll have to search my registry, hold on...

Ok, merge this:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

Copy that, into Notepad and save it as "Bat.reg" then merge it into your Reg, then try a batch file.

If it don't work, open Regedit and search ".bat" - check all the search boxes, and take a look at the entry, post it here if you can

found another entry, merge this too:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat]


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\OpenWithList]
"a"="cmd.exe"
"b"="NOTEPAD.EXE"
"MRUList"="abc"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\OpenWithProgids]
"batfile"=hex(0):


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\UserChoice]
"Progid"="batfile"
"Hash"="wiTiIvgOnbg="
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

99lool

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Hm - Ok, maybe it is something else, I just checked on my machine and it says "Unknown application" - I'll have to search my registry, hold on...

Ok, merge this:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

Copy that, into Notepad and save it as "Bat.reg" then merge it into your Reg, then try a batch file.

If it don't work, open Regedit and search ".bat" - check all the search boxes, and take a look at the entry, post it here if you can

found another entry, merge this too:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat]


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\OpenWithList]
"a"="cmd.exe"
"b"="NOTEPAD.EXE"
"MRUList"="abc"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\OpenWithProgids]
"batfile"=hex(0):


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat\UserChoice]
"Progid"="batfile"
"Hash"="wiTiIvgOnbg="

None of these work for me :(
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD
    Memory
    16g

XweAponX

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I'm using Windows 8, but the registry should be similar, when you search for ".bat" in redeit, there should be only 2 entries, the ones I showed, do you have another one? Do a full search for ".bat" in regedit, paste the results here for any one that looks totally different than the ones I posted. (Or, maybe I missed one).

I'll do some more checking.

This may explain why they are not starrting when you click on them:

batch - Repair BAT file association (to make it start again) - Super User

I found this too on our sister site:

Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums[2]=File
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Brink

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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