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Windows 7: why can't i open .bat files?

02 Jun 2016   #1
Shytherobot

64 bit
 
 
why can't i open .bat files?

Hi, i am trying to use something that involvles using a batch file but when i try to open one i get this message ! C:\Users\HP\Desktop\20xx\20XX 4.05 Creator.zip: No files to extract
like it does not even open a cmd and i cant move batch files to folders if i try to open a batch file though something else it says that it cant be found please help


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02 Jun 2016   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Opening a batch file will run the instructions - you need to select edit to check the contents, or open notepad and load the .BAT file

The message appears to relate to an attempt to open a Zip file that is actually empty or corrupted
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02 Jun 2016   #3
Shytherobot

64 bit
 
 

i don't see anything that says edit when i right click on the file does me using winrar have anything to do with this?
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02 Jun 2016   #4
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Extract the .bat file (or the entire archive) and work with the extracted file.

Like Barman58 indicated, the default action is to run the commands in the file. If you want to view or edit it, right-click it and select Edit.
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02 Jun 2016   #5
Shytherobot

64 bit
 
 

whenever i try to extract it it still says no files to extract and i can't put it into a folder
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02 Jun 2016   #6
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

My best guess then is that the archive is corrupt. Does WinRAR have an archive test feature? Have you tried other software such as 7-zip?
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02 Jun 2016   #7
Shytherobot

64 bit
 
 

i dont think the archive is corrupted this happens with all batch files
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02 Jun 2016   #8
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Could you post some screenshots so we can be sure we're on the same page?
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02 Jun 2016   #9
Shytherobot

64 bit
 
 


this is what happens
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02 Jun 2016   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have notepad open just drag the .bat file from explorer onto the notepad window. Post a screen shot of the notepad window after the bat file is dropped on it.
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