.bat (batch) files do not show their icon in grid view

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mmmnoodlesoup, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. mmmnoodlesoup macrumors newbie

    mmmnoodlesoup

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    I've made a folder of some cool Dos games in my dock. Any .bat (batch) files in this location do not show their icon in grid view, they just show the default Mac "BAT" icon: http://imgur.com/zgodIym

    When you view this folder in finder normally, the icons appear for all file types: http://imgur.com/P2fRGfM

    Is there any work around or way to fix this obscure anomaly? I use .bat (batch) files as this is the easiest way to make a "one-click" link to a Dos game via Dosbox. Thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    DOSBox user? I highly recommend Boxer as a front-end to DOSBox, as it makes this issue, along with many other quirks, much less painful to deal with.

    Installation couldn't be easier: Drag and drop the game files into the Boxer window. Boxer creates a little package out of it, that you can simply double-click to launch the game. No need for .BAT files.
     
  3. mmmnoodlesoup thread starter macrumors newbie

    mmmnoodlesoup

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