What is a .VBS File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you downloaded a file with .vbs extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .vbs file extension and how to open it.

What is a .VBS file?

The .VBS file extension is VBScript File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the text format, and it is a executable file.

What to know

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

How to open a .VBS file?

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

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

To open the .vbs file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VBS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VBS file?

If you cannot open the .VBS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .VBS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vbscript – Visual Basic Script, .vbt – PC Tools, .vbt – PC Tools, .vbw – Microsoft, .vbx – Microsoft. 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 .VBS file with the Microsoft WScript program on Windows.