there is no script engine for file extension .vbs


  • Please help... I intermittently receive the following message on my laptop 'there is no script engine for file extension ".vbs".   I know nothing about running scripts and I just want this message to stop popping up on my screen. Is there something I can do to stop this from happening? 


  • Hi,

    First check that you have the File WScript.exe in your System32 Folder :

    If so go to any Folder, Click Tools -> Folder Options
    Go to the File Types Tab -> Search for VBS (you can start typing vb and it will find it for you)
    Click Change and Select the Wscript.exe File.

    If it is allready like that verify it 
    Click the Advanced Button -> Select Open -> Click Edit
    check that this is the String that is in the "Application Used to perform Action:"

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*"

    If all of this is right then try to download this ( Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP )

    Good Luck.

    Assaf Miron