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How to convert BAT to EXE?
Very simple, but first a little introductory information. Most of us are familiar with the command line and its basic commands. With the Windows command line we execute a set of commands to do a task or to get some information.
But it can also be done with a bat file. “Bat” or batch files are unformatted text files that contain commands that are executed in order. When you open a “bat” file from CMD, it executes all the commands in order and outputs the result.
BAT batch files make it easier for non-technical users to use CMD commands because batch files can also be written by someone else. In this article, we will look at two ways to convert BAT files to EXE.
What’s the point?
Conversion to EXE has its own advantages. First, it hides the program code and second, it makes it easier to use.
How to convert BAT into EXE
This article will focus on two tools from the same developer, the first is a Windows program and the second is an online tool. Both tools are designed to convert BAT batch files to an executable EXE file.
BAT to EXE converter
Bat to Exe converter is a free program for Windows operating systems. This tool is available separately for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms and comes in a portable version (no installation required) and installable formats.
You can download the program from the official website via this direct link.
It comes with a large number of sample “bat” files that you can convert to executable files.
Working with this tool is not difficult. All you have to do is run the application and select the batch file. And at the end choose where you want to save the converted exe file.
There are many settings that can be configured to fine tune the launch of your EXE file. First of all, you can define the visibility of your application. The EXE file can be run in hidden or visible mode. You can also define the working directory. And you can also choose whether the application should run in the current directory or in the temporary files directory.
If your script generates some temporary files, you can delete them after the script ends. Thus, you can enable deletion at exit or disable it according to your needs.
Bat to Exe Converter also allows you to encrypt your EXE with a password. Encryption allows you to protect your file.
In addition to these features, you can also specify a 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. You can compile different scripts for different architectures and distribute them separately. In addition, if your script requires administrator rights, you can add an administrator manifest to the exe file.
There are several other features as well. You can enable “Overwrite existing files” to have the EXE automatically overwrite existing files. In addition, you can also enable EXE compression with UPX.
Most executable scripts use some external files to perform their functions. If your script is one of them, you can go to the “Include” tab and select all the files that your script uses.
The “Info” tab allows you to specify version information and select an icon for the EXE file.
BAT to EXE Converter online
The online version of BAT to EXE works just as well, but the service offers fewer settings. The online version can be useful if you want to convert your file on the go or if you just don’t intend to use many settings.
All you have to do is go to the website and download the “bat” file. Then select several conversion options. You can customize the visibility, architecture, and also enable the administrator manifest if your script contains commands that require administrator rights.
In the online version of the converter you can also specify a password to protect your EXE file.
Other settings such as version information, icon and language settings are not yet available.
After making the settings, you can click “Convert” and download the EXE file. The final downloaded file is available in an encrypted ZIP file.
The online version can be useful if you need to convert files quickly. But if you want to use more customization, I would recommend the Windows program I described above.