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How to open .cmd file extension?

File Type : Executable file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .cmd file extension?

.cmd file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The files with the .cmd extension are the batch file that contain a series of commands that are executed in order. It was introduced with Windows NT, but can be run by DOS as well. A .CMD file is similar to a .BAT file, but is run by CMD.EXE instead of COMMAND.COM. Since CMD files are saved in plain text, they can be viewed and edited with a text editor.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .cmd files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Notepad++
  • Other Text Editor
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Microsoft WordPad
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed