VBS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a VBS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .VBS files.

What is a VBS file?

The VBS file format was developed by Microsoft Corporation as an executable file format. These VBS files are also known as Visual Basic script files, and are affixed with the .vbs file extension. These VBS files are classified as source code and program files for Windows PCs.A .vbs file contains lines of codes in the Visual Basic programming language and may be associated with other programs. These VBS files are encoded in plain text format. It's advised to be careful when opening VBS files, especially when these .vbs files are sent as email attachments by unknown sources.These VBS files can be opened as executable files in a Windows PC. Standard text editing applications like Notepad can also be used to view and edit the content of these .vbs files. A VBS file can also be opened and edited using Microsoft Visual Studio.

How to open VBS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension VBS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different VBS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension VBS

While we know of one file format using the .VBS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VBS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of VBS files. Remember, different programs may use VBS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
HerosoftHerosoftUser submitted
BluefishBluefishUser submitted
DIAdemDIAdemUser submitted
XMPLAYER ApplicationXMPLAYER ApplicationUser submitted
Herosoft HeroVideoHerosoft HeroVideoUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
STHSDVDSTHSDVDUser submitted
WeBuilderWeBuilderUser submitted
HTMLPadHTMLPadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VBS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with VBS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!