What is a .CMD File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cmd extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cmd file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CMD file?

The .CMD file extension is Windows Command File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This executable file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .cmd file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CMD file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CMD file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CMD file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .cmd file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Notepad++ software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad and Notepad++.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CMD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Notepad++ software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CMD file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .cmd file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .CMD file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the WineHQ software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the WineHQ software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .CMD file?

If you cannot open the .CMD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CMD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cmd – Elecbyte. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CMD file with the Notepad++, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows and WineHQ software on Android.