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

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Have you came across a file with the .vb extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .vb file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VB file?

The file extension .VB is Visual Basic Project Item File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. This development related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .VB file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .VB file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .vb file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft WScript software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft WScript software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VB file?

If you are still unable to open the .VB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .VB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vb – Rockstar Games, .vb – Beam Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


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