using windows batch file to start programs on windows

If we want to start a list of programs without going to find the exe launch file, we can put the programs we want to start in a batch file, all the programs put in the batch file will be started by running this batch file. The example below demonstrates using a batch file to start windows cmd command window, calculator and notepad.

1. Create a file startProgams.bat with the contents below and save it.

::This is a comment

::Starts cmd window
Start C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe

::Starts calculator

::Starts notepad

2. Double click the file startPrograms.bat, it will launch the windows cmd command window, the calculator and the notepad.

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