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FileSystemObject Methods

The following sections provide details about the FileSystemObject methods.

Add Method (Dictionary)

Adds a key and item pair to a Dictionary object.

Add Method (Folders)

Adds a new folder to a Folders collection.

BuildPath Method

Appends a name to an existing path.

Close Method

Closes an open TextStream file.

Copy Method

Copies a specified file or folder from one location to another.

CopyFile Method

Copies one or more files from one location to another.

CopyFolder Method

Recursively copies a folder from one location to another.

CreateFolder Method

Creates a folder.

CreateTextFile Method

Creates a specified file name and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from or write to the file.

Delete Method

Deletes a specified file or folder.

DeleteFile Method

Deletes a specified file.

DeleteFolder Method

Deletes a specified folder and its contents.

DriveExists Method

Returns true if the specified drive exists; false if it does not.

Exists Method

Returns true if a specified key exists in the Dictionary object, false if it does not.

FileExists Method

Returns true if a specified file exists; false if it does not.

FolderExists Method

Returns true if a specified folder exists; false if it does not.

GetAbsolutePathName Method

Returns a complete and unambiguous path from a provided path specification.

GetBaseName Method

Returns a string containing the base name of the last component, less any file extension, in a path.

GetDrive Method

Returns a Drive object corresponding to the drive in a specified path.

GetDriveName Method

Returns a string containing the name of the drive for a specified path.

GetExtensionName Method

Returns a string containing the extension name for the last component in a path.

GetFile Method

Returns a File object corresponding to the file in a specified path.

GetFileName Method

Returns the last component of specified path that is not part of the drive specification.

GetFileVersion Method

Returns the version number of a specified file.

GetFolder Method

Returns a Folder object corresponding to the folder in a specified path.

GetParentFolderName Method

Returns a string containing the name of the parent folder of the last component in a specified path.

GetSpecialFolder Method

Returns the special folder object specified.

GetStandardStream Method

Returns a TextStream object corresponding to the standard input, output, or error stream.

GetTempName Method

Returns a randomly generated temporary file or folder name that is useful for performing operations that require a temporary file or folder.

Items Method

Returns an array containing all the items in a Dictionary object.

Keys Method

Returns an array containing all existing keys in a Dictionary object.

Move Method

Moves a specified file or folder from one location to another.

MoveFile Method

Moves one or more files from one location to another.

MoveFolder Method

Moves one or more folders from one location to another.

OpenAsTextStream Method

Opens a specified file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from, write to, or append to the file.

OpenTextFile Method

Opens a specified file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from, write to, or append to the file.

Read Method

Reads a specified number of characters from a TextStream file and returns the resulting string.

ReadAll Method

Reads an entire TextStream file and returns the resulting string.

ReadLine Method

Reads an entire line (up to, but not including, the newline character) from a TextStream file and returns the resulting string.

Remove Method

Removes a key, item pair from a Dictionary object.

RemoveAll Method

Removes all key, item pairs from a Dictionary object.

Skip Method

Skips a specified number of characters when reading a TextStream file.

SkipLine

Skips the next line when reading a TextStream file.

Write Method

Writes a specified string to a TextStream file.

WriteBlankLines Method

Writes a specified number of newline characters to a TextStream file.

WriteLine Method

Writes a specified string and newline character to a TextStream file.

Scripting Run-Time Reference

List of elements that make up Scripting Run-Time Reference.

FileSystemObject Basics

A guide to the fundamentals of the FileSystemObject.

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