Open VBS files

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    Visual Basic Script Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a VBS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a VBS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your VBS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is VBS file?

Files with the extension VBS contain a VBScript (Visual Basic Scripting Edition) source code.

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This Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft was based on Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications from the same company. It was developed as a fast interpreter language and can be used eg to control Windows functions.

VBScript is mainly used in three areas.

As a script to automate standard tasks and administrative tasks under Windows. The scripts are executed by the Windows Scripting Host WHS.

As a competitor to JavaScript for the dynamic modification of web pages in the browser Internet Explorer.

And as part of ASP (Active Server Pages), the web server environment for dynamic Microsoft websites.

Files with the extension VBS can be opened and edited in any text editor, however it is recommended to use editors with developer functions such as syntax highlighting for easier work. This is even simpler with the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.

VBScript files may contain malware and should always be scanned with an antivirus program.

Programs which can open a VBS file

How to open file with VBS extension?

In order to open a file with VBS extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening VBS file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with VBS files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Dreamweaver or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening VBS files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support VBS files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of VBS files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Dreamweaver as the default program for opening VBS files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate VBS files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with VBS files

Sometimes problems with opening VBS files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • VBS files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open VBS files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • VBS file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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