What is a .RBS File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .rbs extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .rbs file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RBS file?

The file extension .RBS is Windows Installer Rollback Script. It was developed by Microsoft. The file is a backup file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .rbs file on 1 platform.

How to open a .RBS file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .RBS file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RBS file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .rbs file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Installer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RBS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Installer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RBS file?

If you are still unable to open the .RBS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RBS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rbs – Propellerhead Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .RBS file with the Microsoft Windows Installer program on Windows.