How to open a file with .cmd extension?

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

You'll need a new app to open this .cmd file

Searching for the right program to open .cmd files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .cmd file extension?

Files with extension .cmd are batch files containing a series of commands that are executed in order. It was launched with Windows NT and can also run on DOS as well. A .CMD file is similar to .BAT file. The only difference is that it is run by CMD.EXE instead of COMMAND.COM. .cmd files can be viewed and edited with a text editor since they are saved in plain format only.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org 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 cmdfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Notepad++
  • Other Text Editor
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Microsoft WordPad
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed