What is a .VBW File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vbw extension. 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 .vbw file extension and how to open it.

What is a .VBW file?

The file extension .VBW comes from Visual Basic Workspace File. It was developed by Microsoft. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .VBW file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Visual Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Visual Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VBW 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 Visual Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VBW file?

If you are still unable to open the .VBW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VBW file.vbx – Microsoft, .vbx6settings – Intego, .vbz – Visual Basic Project Template, .vc – Verge, .vc1 – 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 .VBW file with the Microsoft Visual Studio program on Windows.