How to Open VBS Files

By Alan Okpechi

VBS, or Visual Basic, is a simple programming language developed by Microsoft. Visual Basic appeals to those who are not necessarily software engineers or computer experts. Following an intuitive set of rules a user is able to create a variety of simple applications that can act as a stand-alone program or can be integrated with other Microsoft products. Users can create macros, or a list of commands, using Visual Basic in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" button in the main menu bar. Type in "notepad" into the search box if using Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Click "Run" and type "notepad" into the "Run" box to launch Microsoft Notepad if using an older version the Windows operating system.

Step 2

Click on "File" then "Open" in the "Notepad" window. Ensure that "All Files" is the selected file type in order to view VBS files. The default setting is ".txt" or text files.

Step 3

Navigate to the directory where the VBS file is located.

Step 4

Double-click on the VBS file to open it in Notepad.