mkasberg mkasberg - 3 months ago 26
Git Question

Error - "There is no script engine for file extension .vbs" when using "Git Bash Here" in Windows 7

I have the latest release version of git for windows installed. When I use the context menu option Git Bash Here, I get the following error.


There is no script engine for file extension .vbs


Any ideas how to fix it?

Answer

The problem is caused by associating .vbs files with Notepad++ (or in some cases, perhaps a different program). I was able to solve it by running Notepad++ as an administrator and removing the file association for .vbs files.

If you're not sure which program is causing the problem, you can find out by searching for "Change the file type associated with a file extension" from the start menu. To fix the problem from there, make sure that .vbs files have Microsoft Windows Based Script Host set as the current default program.