How Execute VBS Script

A VBS script is a file that contains VBScript or Visual Basic Scripting codes. You can examine the script's contents by opening the file in a text editor such as Windows Notepad or you can execute the script through Windows' built-in Windows Scripting Host. Execute VBS scripts to make a series of changes to your system or perform quick tasks as long as you know exactly what the script does.

Step

Run Windows Explorer from the Start menu and locate the VBS script that you wish to execute. Take note of the path where you found the VBS script by looking at the address bar. For example, if you have a VBS file found in the "Scripts" folder in drive C, your path is "C:\Scripts".

Step

Execute the VBS script by double-clicking the file only if you are certain that the script will not harm your system. See the warnings section below for tips regarding harmful VBS scripts.

Step

Click the Start menu and go to "Run" if the script fails to execute or if a text editor loads instead. Type "cscript" without quotes followed by a space and then insert the path that you took note of in step 1. Press the backslash key on your keyboard and then finish it with the complete file name of the script ending with the ".vbs" extension. Enclose the entire path in quotation marks. For instance, if you have a file called "configure.vbs" located in "C:\scripts," your command in the text box should look like this: cscript "C:\scripts\configure.vbs". Press the "Enter" key to execute the VBS script.