Opening BAS files

Did your computer fail to open a BAS file? We explain what BAS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BAS files.

What is a BAS file?

Files that contain the .bas file extension are most commonly associated with program source code that has been written in the BASIC programming language.

BASIC is a programming language that was created in the 1960s and the name is an acronym for Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. When a program source code file is created using the BASIC language, it is saved with the .bas file extension.

The Microsoft QuickBASIC software program is an application that allows users to create programs using the BASIC language in an easy-to-use software application. These BASIC files are also saved with the .bas file suffix.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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