How can I start an exe in a batch file?

Batch fileTo start an exe file from a batch file in Windows, you can use the start command. For example, the following line would start Notepad in most versions of Windows.

START C:\Windows\NOTEPAD.EXE

This could be used for other exe files by replacing the file path with the path to the exe file.

Tip: If you want to start multiple executable files keep in mind that the batch file opens each of the files almost immediately. If you want some delay consider using the pause command or sleep utility.