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Scripting the File System, Part I: Table of Methods - Doc JavaScript


Scripting the File System, Part I

Table of Methods

The FileSystemObject object provides access to the computer's file system components such as files, folders, and drives. Here are the object's methods and property (only one property, drives):

Method or PropertyDescription
BuildPath()Assembles a file path
CopyFile()Copies a file from one folder to another
CopyFolder()Copies a folder from one folder to another
CreateFolder()Creates a new folder
CreateTextFile()Creates a new text file
DeleteFile()Deletes a file
DeleteFolder()Deletes a folder
DriveExists()Checks whether a drive exists
DrivesReturns a collection of all drive objects
FileExists()Checks whether a file exists
FolderExistsChecks whether a folder exists
GetAbsolutePathName()Returns the absolute path name for a file
GetBaseName()Returns the file name without its path and without its extension
GetDrive()Returns the drive name of a specified letter drive
GetDriveName()Returns the drive name of a letter drive
GetExtensionName()Returns the extension of a file
GetFile()Returns a file object
GetFileName()Extracts a file name from a given path
GetFolder()Returns the folder name of a given file
GetParentFolderNameReturns the parent folder name of a given folder or a file
GetSpecialFolder()Returns a name for a special folder
GetTempName()Returns a randomly-generated name
MoveFile()Moves a file from one folder to another
MoveFolder()Moves a folder from one folder to another
OpenTextFile()Opens a text file stream to a file

Next: How to use BuildPath() through CreateFolder()

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