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The easiest way to understand more about a batch file is to make a simple one so you can see how it works. First thing we will do is open a Notepad file.Go to the start menu and open run.Then type notepad in and press ok.In Vista type notepad into the search bar on the start menu and press enter. Now I am going to make a batch file to open a program. In this case we will open Internet Explorer. So in the notepad file you need to type these words:start iexplorer.exeType your own filename in where it says filename: I saved the file as startIE.bat with no .txt on the end. See screenshot below.Make sure you know where you have saved it. Now when you double click on that file it will open Internet Explorer.