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Old February 25, 2014, 05:59 PM
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Hello. I have saved a .txt file as "all files" and listed it as a .bat extenstion with folder options set to show extenstions.

It is still a .txt file.

How do u make a .txt into a .bat in windows 8.1? This is driving me insane.
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:27 PM
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.bat files are still just files with text in them. You can open a bat in notepad and still be able to read it. As long as you have the extension changed to .bat, it should work, unless M$ changed something I'm not aware of.
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:28 PM
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Yeah it did not change it to a .bat file though, it changed it to a .txt file named "something.bat" even when saved as all files.

I rebooted in win7 mode and did the exact same thing, worked the first time!
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:30 PM
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I miss dos. I wish ctrl alt T opened a dos terminal in windows and it had direct kernel access. Dos will always rule in my book.
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:36 PM
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I just did it myself and it worked perfectly fine. You screwed something up in your method.
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Old February 25, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Did you use Notepad or other simple text program to save the file?
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Old February 25, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Go to folder options and enable "show extensions for known file types" and then change the txt extension to bat straight on your desktop (don't use save as)
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Old February 25, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Bingo!

I didn't read it correctly, the right option is selected now to not hide known file types! thanks!
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