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

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Have you came across a file with the .vbe extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .vbe file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .VBE file?

The file extension .VBE is from VBScript Encoded Script File.The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a executable file.

What to know

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

How to open a .VBE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .VBE file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .vbe file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft WScript software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VBE file

2. The second step is locating 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 WScript software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VBE file?

If you cannot open the .VBE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .VBE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vbf – City Interactive, .vbg – Visual Basic Project Group File, .vbhtml – Microsoft, .vbk – Veeam Software, .vbk – Vital Source Technologies. 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 .VBE file with the Microsoft WScript program on Windows.