What is a .VST File And How To Open It – Steinberg (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .vst extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .vst file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VST file?

The .VST file extension stands for VST Audio Plugin. The development of this file was done by Steinberg. The file is a plugin related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vst file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .VST file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VST 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Steinberg Cubase software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .VST file on Mac

To open the .vst file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VST 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Steinberg Cubase software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .VST file?

If you cannot open the .VST file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .VST file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vst – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .VST file with the Steinberg Cubase program on Windows and Steinberg Cubase program on Mac.