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BATCH File Extension

Switchball Game Data
  • Developer
    Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    1.5 (2 votes)

What is BATCH file?

Full format name of files that use BATCH extension is Switchball Game Data. Switchball Game Data format was developed by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.. Files with BATCH extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with BATCH extension are categorized as Game Files files. The Game Files subset comprises 1509 various file formats. The most popular software that supports BATCH files is Switchball. Software named Switchball was created by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and BATCH files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support BATCH file extension

The following listing features BATCH-compatible programs. BATCH files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BATCH file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BATCH extension?

Being unable to open files with BATCH extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with BATCH extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BATCH files.

Step 1. Install Switchball software

Install software to open BATCH file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BATCH files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Switchball developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BATCH files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Switchball installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Sierra Entertainment, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Switchball

Update software that support file extension BATCHIf you already have Switchball installed on your systems and BATCH files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Switchball installed, it may not support BATCH format. The most recent version of Switchball is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Switchball Game Data files with Switchball

After installing Switchball (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BATCH files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BATCH file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BATCH file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Switchball installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BATCH files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BATCH file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BATCH file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BATCH extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the BATCH for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BATCH file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check BATCH file for viruses
1. Check the BATCH file for viruses or malware

If the BATCH is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BATCH file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BATCH file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the BATCH file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Switchball Game Data file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Switchball

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BATCH extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Switchball Game Data file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BATCH files.

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