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How to create a .bat file from a .txt file

Posted on 2013-01-26
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I am used to creating a batch file by merely changing the extension on the text file from .txt to .bat.  However, on our new Windows Server 2008 this is not working. The name on the file is now TEST.bat but it opens as a text file. Looking at the properties of file I see that the name is TEST.bat.txt which explains what is going on. How can I change the name so that it only TEST.bat?
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Question by:gbm33
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By default windows hides extensions for known file types, such as txt.
You can disable this in Folder Options.

If you don't want to, if you save with notepad as test.bat it won't add another .txt.
Another way is to use the command line: "mv test.txt test.bat"
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by:John Hurst
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Open Notepad with Run as Administrator, open the file, and the save as text.bat. Check to see that it saved properly. This is likely an authority issue with UAC.

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by:Steve Knight
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much easier... when in notepad when you save-as choose 'all files' in the type box not text files (.txt).

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