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the WS file extension!

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empty - Microsoft Train Simulator world sound file

empty - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings script

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WS file extension - Microsoft Windows script

What is ws file? How to open ws files?

The ws file extension is used by Microsoft Windows. The *.ws file contains saved Windows scripts.

Windows Script File (WSF) is a file type used by the Microsoft Windows Script Host. It allows mixing the scripting languages JScript and VBScript within a single file, or other scripting languages such as Perl, Object REXX, Python, or Kixtart if installed by the user. Windows Script File is written in simple text format and it is viewable in any text editor.

JScript is scripting language for Microsoft Internet Explorer based on ECMA standards. However JScript is also used by Active Server Pages and Windows Scripting Host.

VBScript is active scripting language modeled on Visual Basic. VBScript is used by variety Microsoft applications like Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Scripting Host etc.

Microsoft Windows Script Host is an automation technology for Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides scripting capabilities comparable to batch files, but with a greater range of supported features.

Microsoft Windows scripts are used by variety malware applications, trojans and viruses to attack your computer. Don't run Windows scripts that are not from verified sources, or come from unknown e-mails.

Updated: April 18, 2024

The default software associated to open ws file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

To run script sequence double click on *.ws file. To view content of WS file use any text editor.

How to convert:

There is no way how to transform *.ws files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .ws file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ws file, edit ws file, convert ws file, view ws file, play ws file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ws files.

Software that open ws file - Microsoft Windows script

Programs supporting the exension ws on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ws file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ws file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Other suggested software:
SciTE small icon SciTE
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with ws file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
Vim small icon Vim

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