VBS File Type- The quick facts
What are VBS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a VBS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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
Important: Different programs may use files with the VBS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your VBS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different VBS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: December 29, 2019
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 apps that use files with this extension
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.