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How do you execute a VBScript application in Windows XP Pro?  When I double-click the file; the file is opened up with notepad.
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by:JackOfPH
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21982231.html

Visit the link, I think it may help you... post if you have questions
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Is it saved as a .vbs extension? If so, someone has changed the association.

Right click on it and go open with.
If it is there under recommended, select "Microsoft Windows Based Script Host" and tick Always use the selected...

If it is not there in the list, you'll have to click on browse and go to "C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe"
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by:JackOfPH
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Try this step:

Go to Windows explorer window, choose Folder options from the Tools menu, then clicking on the File Types tab.  Scroll down until you see VBS, then highlight it and click on the Restore button.

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by:viralypatel
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has already been answered somewhere ...

here is it again for ur reference

You can change the file association back by opening a Windows explorer window, choosing Folder options from the Tools menu, then clicking on the File Types tab.  Scroll down until you see VBS, then highlight it and click on the Restore button - this will set it back to its default options.

If you want to edit teh file rather than run it, right click on the file and choose Edit from the popup menu, not Open.  It will automatically open it in Notepad for you
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by:WesleySaysHi
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In order to run your VBScript file by double-clicking the file, you need the Windows Script Host. You can find refferences here:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_wshtopnode.mspx

Windows Script Host is part of Internet Explorer and you should have it. In case that something happened to it, then go at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188135 and see the links listed under "On This Page". You will se there a title called: "Installing Windows Script Host"

The file association problem has been discussed here, therefore I will not mention it any more.

There is also a command line version of the Windows Script Host: CSCript.exe about which you can find refferences at the address below, just in case you're interested: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/cscript_overview.mspx?mfr=true

Wesley
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