How to make a bat executable?

A .BAT file can be made into a .EXE or .COM file to keep the program's source hidden from a user. We recommend users use the bat_to_exe_converter.zip file to convert their batch files.

Once this file has been downloaded unzip the file and double-click the bat_to_exe_converter.zip file to open the program. Within this program you can point to the batch file you want to convert into an executable file, include additional files, change the icon of the file, and add file details.

* If you want to keep the file hidden from the user to prevent them from closing it before the file can be completed make sure to check the Ghost application option. However, make sure all pause statements are removed from the batch file or it will remain in memory as b2e.exe.

Alternative solution

Users running earlier versions of MS-DOS and Windows can use the bat2exe.com file, which is a program that converts your batch files into a .com file.

Once the file has been downloaded move the file into the same directory as your batch file and type a command similar to the example below.

bat2exe myfile.bat

Additional information

  • See our batch file definition for further information and related links on this term.