Bat To Exe Converter 3.0.10

billon on 24 Mar 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Cornflower

Bat to Exe Converter takes DOS or Windows batch file scripts (.bat) and converts them into executable (.exe) files. This is useful for creating shortcuts on USB flash drives along with their appropriate icons, preventing an annoying batch window from appearing, and includes encryption and decompiler features.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract the contents of Portable to a folder of your choice. Launch either Bat_To_Exe_Converter.exe or Bat_To_Exe_Converter_(x64).exe (for 64-bit OS).

28 comments on Bat To Exe Converter  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Cornflower 2010-01-25 15:10

I feel this may qualify as an exception to the Command Line exclusion rule of TPFC, because it itself is a portable Windows app, which wraps other apps (Windows or console, with or without parameters) into a wrapper. I hope folks find it as useful as I.

Shodan 2010-01-31 10:36

I have been using this little gem for a long time now and it does a great job of converting those batch files to executables. The only thing I wish the author would do is to make it create an INI file to store preference settings. As it is, you must manually set a few preferences each time you run it.

jxf011 2010-03-02 22:18

Bat To Exe Converter is outstanding! Just what I needed for a little Windows batch file. Now it can run and launch Thunderbird with no unsightly DOS box on the task bar. Very nice app!

lurker 2010-11-18 22:35

website is not found.

@jxf011, AutoIt can do what this can in just 2 or 3 lines of code!

lurker 2010-11-18 22:38

fileinstall("c:\batfile.bat", @TempDir & "\temp.bat")
run(@TempDir & "\temp.bat", "", @SW_HIDE)
filedelete(@TempDir & "\temp.bat")

Klopot 2010-11-18 23:13

@lurker: website has been upgraded.
Don't be idiot, try main page:

Cornflower 2010-11-19 00:03

Settings are now in an .INI !
You must go to the new tab, Program Settings, to change the defaults.

Wolfghost 2010-11-19 02:19

@lurker, @Klopot, @Cornflower it's updated ;)

mjwiech 2010-11-26 23:04

These "trojans" are typical false alarms. Antivirus programs often find infections in programs written by me self.

Jeepers 2011-01-21 04:51

Scanned ok with MS Security Essentials 2.0. Worked like a charm on restart explorer.bat.

Freddy 2011-03-15 06:49

This is a nice program except for one glaring bug: it insists on working from a temporary directory. You can select "Use current directory" all you like, but it will still run from a windows temporary directory.
As a result, you canot use relative paths in your batch file, which makes this largely useless for me. Boo-hoo.


wyatt8740 2011-10-25 17:19

Not a virus. Worked fine for me. I used it to package a modified VisualBoy advance with one of my roms as an experiment, works great! Will definitely use again.


wyatt8740 2011-10-25 17:20

Oh and btw, norton sucks. dont count on what it tells you to be true.


abc 2011-12-25 19:04

@lurker: That's not a bad idea in theory but a .BAT launcher that is less than 1 KB bat can easily become 400 KB for a compiled AutoIt script


abc 2011-12-25 19:11

The author is sure persistent about using javascript on his website.


abc 2011-12-25 19:13

Oh and BTW here is a virus total report:
I certainly don't have any use for this but maybe others will.


hamasaki 2014-07-26 06:49

Portable download link isn`t working.


Checker 2014-07-26 11:49

@ hamasaki: I tested the link tofay ... I had no problem downloading.


DarkShadow 2014-08-23 21:11

@TTwrs: probably never heard about false positives ?


TTwrs 2014-08-23 23:40

@DarkShadow: Of course I have. But 16 'potentials' out of 55 tests (29%) seems way too risky to me, especially when there are alternatives. Each to his own...


Giovane 2014-08-25 11:27

i'm using this tool for a very long time now.
my kaspersky av, which is one of the best, has never detected a threat.
virustotal is just a shitty false-positve detection service, that makes brainless fools like TTwrs fall for it.


Checker 2014-08-26 16:52

The nature of this kind of applications always produces false positive.
It's 4 out of 55 ( ) = 7,27%


karaziki 2015-05-30 23:01

I'm preparing my own portables with batch codes and this compiler.

Check out new versions coming with extended commands. Not just a batch compiler, makes batch files one step closer to programming languages.

Become absolutely best in its category!


webfork 2015-06-19 02:24

Wallax: Not coming up that way on my side. Please post about possible virus stuff in forums.


Midas 2015-11-19 14:20

FYI, contrary to Checker above, Wallax is testing the whole ZIP download package, not the B2EC executable...


RickC 2018-02-13 17:23

I realise that this is a very old thread but the update info shows v3.0.8 was released on 1st Feb 2018. I've just tested Bat_To_Exe_Converter_(x64).exe, i.e. the 64-bit portable exe of v3.0.8. I used a 2-line BAT:

echo This is a test

I compiled this, together with an icon, and submitted the result to VirusTotal. I'm disconcerted to see a score of 21/66 ( and thought I would share this. Whilst I was expecting a few false positives (especially from less well-known AV products), 21 red flags out of 66 seems high. Does anyone have any recommendations for a different product? I'm retired and rarely need this so hoping for both freeware and portable.


webfork 2018-02-13 22:15

RickC: You're right to look at high VirusTotal ratios as you did, but I have tested this program many times over the years without issue. As noted earlier in the comments, programs like this will always show up on scanners.


zorro 2018-02-21 16:08

Interesting enough - when you visit the homepage and try to download the program, the button doesn't work, it's kind of greyed out (observation as of today, 21. Feb. 2018). Disabling all blockers doesn't help. The direct download link in this entry works however.


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