Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Path Property

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Returns the path for a specified file, folder, or drive.



The object is always a File, Folder, or Drive object.


For drive letters, the root drive is not included. For example, the path for the C drive is C:, not C:\.

The following code illustrates the use of the Path property with a File object:

Sub ShowFileAccessInfo(filespec)
    Dim fs, d, f, s
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set f = fs.GetFile(filespec)
    s = UCase(f.Path) & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Created: " & f.DateCreated & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Last Accessed: " & f.DateLastAccessed & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Last Modified: " & f.DateLastModified  
    MsgBox s, 0, "File Access Info"
End Sub