FileSystemObject

Work with Drives, Folders and Files.

Object heirarchy:

 FileSystemObject
 FileSystemObject.Drives
 FileSystemObject.Drives.item
 FileSystemObject.GetFolder
FileSystemObject.GetFile

Once a File System Object has been opened you can use Methods and Properties to work with folders and files:

FileSystemObject Methods:

.BuildPath(strPath, strFileName)
.CopyFile(Source, Dest [,Overwrite (True/False)]
.CopyFolder(Source, Dest [,Overwrite (True/False)]
.CreateFolder(Path)
.CreateTextFile(FileName [,Overwrite (True/False) [, Unicode (True/False)]])
.DeleteFile(FileSpec, Force (True/False))
.DeleteFolder(FileSpec, Force (True/False))
.DriveExists(strDrive) (True/False)
.FileExists(strFile) (True/False)
.FolderExists(strFolder) (True/False)
.GetAbsolutePathName(strPath) - Returns a string with the full drive, path, and file names: Drive:\Path\To\File.Ext
.GetBaseName(strPath) - Returns a string with the file name, without the extension: File
.GetDrive(strDrive) - Returns an object referring to a drive
.GetDriveName(strDrive) - Returns a string referring to a drive. Drive:
.GetExtensionName(strPath) - Returns a string referring to the extension of the file. Ext
.GetFile(strPath) - Returns an object referring to a file.
.GetFileName(strPath) - Returns a string referring to a file. File.Ext
.GetFolder(strPath) - Returns an object referring to the path.
.GetParentFolderName(strPath) - Returns a string referring to the path. \Path\To\
.GetSpecialFolderName(FolderType) FolderType=SystemFolder/TemporaryFolder/WindowsFolder
.GetStandardStream(Type [,Unicode (True/False)])
.GetTempName()
.MoveFile(Source, Dest)
.MoveFolder(Source, Dest)
.OpenTextFile(strFile [,IOMode (0=append, 1=Read, 2=Write) [,Create (True/False) [,Format (0=Ascii,-1=Unicode,-2=default)]]])

Drive Properties:

AvailableSpace, DriveLetter, DriveType, FileSystem, FreeSpace,IsReady, 
Path, RootFolder, SerialNumber, ShareName, TotalSize, VolumeName

DrivesCollection properties: Count, Item

File Properties:

Attributes, DateCreated, DateLastAccessed, DateLastModified,Drive,
Name, ParentFolder, Path, ShortName, ShortPath, Size, Type
File Methods: .copy, .Delete, .Move, .OpenAsTextStream

Folder Properties:

Attributes, DateCreated, DateLastAccessed, DateLastModified,Drive,
Files, IsRootFolder, Name, ParentFolder, Path,
ShortName, ShortPath, Size, SubFolders, Type
Folder Methods: .copy, .CreateTextFile, .Delete, .Move

FoldersCollection properties: Count, Item
FoldersCollection Methods: Add

Examples

Create a text file:

Dim objFS, objFile
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFS.CreateTextFile("C:\work\demo.txt")
objFile.WriteLine("some sample text")

Open an existing file:

Dim objFS, objFile
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFS.GetFile("C:\Work\Sample.xls")
WScript.Echo objFile.DateCreated & objFile.Name

Check drive space:

Dim objFS, objDrive, objDriveCount
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objDriveCount = objFS.Drives
Set objDrive = objFS.Drives("C")
WScript.Echo objDriveCount & " Free Space " & objDrive.AvailableSpace

“Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?” ~ Quentin Crisp

Related:

.ReadLine - Accept user text input
Syntax - error codes
.MapNetworkDrive - Drive Map
Equivalent Powershell command: Get-Item / Get-ChildItem


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