VBS, or Visual Basic Script, is a type of file format used by Windows operating systems as well as by the Internet Explorer Web browser. You can edit a VBS file by using text editors such as Notepad and WordPad. Encrypting a VBS file can make it secure from unauthorised access. You can use a built-in encryption tool called the Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) to encrypt a VBS file.
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Open Windows Explorer and use it to go to the location of the VBS file that you want to encrypt.
Right-click the VBS file and select the option labelled "Properties."
Open the VBS file's "Advanced Attributes" dialogue box. Under the "General" tab, click the button labelled "Advanced."
Enable the option labelled "Encrypts Contents..." by checking the box next to it.
Click "OK" to save the changes. Click "Apply" to encrypt the VBS file.
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