GetDrive Method

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

                      object.GetDrive ( drivespec )




Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.


Required. The drivespec argument can be a drive letter (c), a drive letter with a colon appended (c:), a drive letter with a colon and path separator appended (c:\), or any network share specification (\\computer2\share1).

For network shares, a check is made to ensure that the share exists.

An error occurs if drivespec does not conform to one of the accepted forms or does not exist.

To call the GetDrive method on a normal path string, use the following sequence to get a string that is suitable for use as drivespec:

DriveSpec = GetDriveName(GetAbsolutePathName(Path))

The following example illustrates the use of the GetDrive method.

// JScript
function ShowFreeSpace(drvPath)
   var fso, d, s ="";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   d = fso.GetDrive(fso.GetDriveName(drvPath));
   s = "Drive " + drvPath.toUpperCase( ) + " - ";
   s += d.VolumeName + "<br>";
   s += "Free Space: " + d.FreeSpace/1024 + " Kbytes";
' VBScript
Function ShowFreeSpace(drvPath)
   Dim fso, d, s
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set d = fso.GetDrive(fso.GetDriveName(drvPath))
   s = "Drive " & UCase(drvPath) & " - " 
   s = s & d.VolumeName   & "<BR>"
   s = s & "Free Space: " & FormatNumber(d.FreeSpace/1024, 0) 
   s = s & " Kbytes"
   ShowFreeSpace = s
End Function

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