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GetSpecialFolder Method

Returns the special folder object specified.


                      object.GetSpecialFolder(folderspec) 

object

Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

folderspec

Required. The name of the special folder to be returned. Can be any of the constants shown in the Settings section.

The folderspec argument can have any of the following values:

Constant

Value

Description

WindowsFolder

0

The Windows folder contains files installed by the Windows operating system.

SystemFolder

1

The System folder contains libraries, fonts, and device drivers.

TemporaryFolder

2

The Temp folder is used to store temporary files. Its path is found in the TMP environment variable.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetSpecialFolder method.

var fso, tempfile;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

function CreateTempFile()
{
   var tfolder, tfile, tname, fname, TemporaryFolder = 2;
   tfolder = fso.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder);
   tname = fso.GetTempName();
   tfile = tfolder.CreateTextFile(tname);
   return(tfile);
}
tempfile = CreateTempFile();
tempfile.writeline("Hello World");
tempfile.close();

Dim fso, tempfile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Function CreateTempFile 
   Dim tfolder, tname, tfile
   Const TemporaryFolder = 2
   Set tfolder = fso.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder)
   tname = fso.GetTempName   
   Set tfile = tfolder.CreateTextFile(tname)
   Set CreateTempFile = tfile
End Function

Set tempfile = CreateTempFile
tempfile.WriteLine "Hello World"
tempfile.Close

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