"FileSystemObject" Class - File System

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the FileSystemObject class that represents the file system on the Web server. FileSystemObject class is provided in the Scripting Runtime DLL, scrrun.dll.

FileSystemObject: A class represents the file system of the operating system where the Web server is running. Major methods and properties include:

Below is a simple ASP page to how to create a folder and copy a file by using the FileSystemObject class.

<script language="vbscript" runat="server">
'  file_sytem.asp
'  Copyright (c) 1999 by Dr. Herong Yang
'  This program shows how to use the FileSystemObject class.
'
   response.write("<html><body>")
   response.write("<b>Tests on the FileSystemObject class</b>:<br/>")
   ' Getting the FileSystemObject object
   set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   if fs.FolderExists("c:\temp\backup") then 
      fs.DeleteFolder("c:\temp\backup")
   end if
   set d = fs.CreateFolder("c:\temp\backup")
   fs.CopyFile "c:\inetpub\wwwroot\file_system.asp", _
      "c:\temp\backup\file_system.asp"
   response.write("File copied: c:\temp\backup\file_system.asp<br/>")
   response.write("</body></html>")
</script>

Output:

Tests on the FileSystemObject class:
File copied: c:\temp\backup\file_system.asp

It's interesting to note that:

Last update: 2002.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction

 IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0

 MS Script Debugger

 VBScript Language

 ASP Built-in Run-time Objects

 ASP Session

 Creating and Managing Cookies

 Managing Sessions with and without Cookies

scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL

 What Is scrrun.dll?

 "Dictionary" Class - Collection of Key-Value Pairs

"FileSystemObject" Class - File System

 "Drive" Class - Disk Drive

 "Folder" Class - File Folder

 "File" Class - File Folder

 "TextStream" Class - Input or Output Stream

 Managing Response Header Lines

 Calculation Speed and Response Time

 ADO (ActiveX Data Object) DLL

 Working with MS Access Database

 Guest Book Application Example

 References

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