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ASP FileSystemObject Object


The FileSystemObject object is used to access the file system on a server.


Examples

Examples

Does a specified file exist?
How to check if a file exists.

Does a specified folder exist?
How to check if a folder exists.

Does a specified drive exist?
How to check if a drive exists.

Get the name of a specified drive
How to get the name of a specified drive.

Get the name of the parent folder of a specified path
How to get the name of the parent folder of a specified path.

Get file name
How to get the file name of the last component in a specified path.

Get the file extension
How to get the file extension of the last component in a specified path.

Get the base name of a file or folder
How to get the base name of a file or folder, in a specified path.


The FileSystemObject Object

The FileSystemObject object is used to access the file system on a server.

This object can manipulate files, folders, and directory paths. It is also possible to retrieve file system information with this object.

The following code creates a text file (c:\test.txt) and then writes some text to the file:

<%
dim fs,fname
set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set fname=fs.CreateTextFile("c:\test.txt",true)
fname.WriteLine("Hello World!")
fname.Close
set fname=nothing
set fs=nothing
%>

The FileSystemObject object's properties and methods are described below:

Properties

Property Description
Drives Returns a collection of all Drive objects on the computer

Methods

Method Description
BuildPath Appends a name to an existing path
CopyFile Copies one or more files from one location to another
CopyFolder Copies one or more folders from one location to another
CreateFolder Creates a new folder
CreateTextFile Creates a text file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from, or write to the file
DeleteFile Deletes one or more specified files
DeleteFolder Deletes one or more specified folders
DriveExists Checks if a specified drive exists
FileExists Checks if a specified file exists
FolderExists Checks if a specified folder exists
GetAbsolutePathName Returns the complete path from the root of the drive for the specified path
GetBaseName Returns the base name of a specified file or folder
GetDrive Returns a Drive object corresponding to the drive in a specified path
GetDriveName Returns the drive name of a specified path
GetExtensionName Returns the file extension name for the last component in a specified path
GetFile Returns a File object for a specified path
GetFileName Returns the file name or folder name for the last component in a specified path
GetFolder Returns a Folder object for a specified path
GetParentFolderName Returns the name of the parent folder of the last component in a specified path
GetSpecialFolder Returns the path to some of Windows' special folders
GetTempName Returns a randomly generated temporary file or folder
MoveFile Moves one or more files from one location to another
MoveFolder Moves one or more folders from one location to another
OpenTextFile Opens a file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to access the file


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