"Drive" Objects Representing Disk Drives
This section describes Drive object properties. A tutorial example is provided on how to list all drives and their properties on the local machine.
"Drive": An object representing a drive of the file system.
It offers the following methods and properties:
- "DriveLetter": Property to return the drive letter.
- "DriveType": Property to return the drive type, 0 for unknown, 1 for removable,
2 for fixed, 3 for network, 4 for CD-ROM, and 5 for RAM disk.
- "FileSystem": Property to return the file organization type of the drive.
- "IsReady": Property to return the status of the drive.
- "Path": Property to return the path name of the drive.
- "SerialNumber": Property to return the serial number of the drive.
- "ShareName": Property to return the share name of the drive.
- "VolumeName" Property to return the volume name of the drive.
- "TotalSize": Property to return the total space in units of byte.
- "AvailableSpace": Property to return the free space on the drive in units of byte.
- "FreeSpace": Property to return the free space on the drive in units of byte.
What's the difference between FreeSpace and AvailableSpace?
- "RootFolder": Property to return a "Folder" object representing the root directory
of the drive.
Here is a VBScript example showing you how to use Drive object properties:
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' Creating a FileSystemObject object
set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Display all drives and their properties
set ds = fs.Drives
document.writeln("List of drives:")
for each d in ds
document.writeln("Drive Letter = " & d.DriveLetter)
document.writeln("Drive Type = " & d.DriveType)
document.writeln("Is Ready = " & d.IsReady)
document.writeln("Path = " & d.Path)
document.writeln("Share Name = " & d.ShareName)
if d.IsReady then
document.writeln("File System = " & d.FileSystem)
document.writeln("Serial Number = " & d.SerialNumber)
document.writeln("Volume Name = " & d.VolumeName)
document.writeln("Total Size = " & d.TotalSize)
document.writeln("Free Space = " & d.FreeSpace)
When you load this example into IE, you will get a security warning.
You can ignore it and get the output:
List of drives:
Drive Letter = C
Drive Type = 2
Is Ready = True
Path = C:
Share Name =
File System = NTFS
Serial Number = 1545214583
Volume Name = New Volume
Total Size = 9697603584
Free Space = 4838227968
Drive Letter = D
Drive Type = 4
Is Ready = False
Path = D:
Share Name =
Note that: Drive "D:" is my CD-ROM, which is not ready, because it is not loaded with any CD.
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Introduction of VBScript - Visual Basic Scripting Edition
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►scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL Library
Scripting Runtime DLL Library Overview
"Dictionary" Objects to Store Keys and Values
"FileSystemObject" Objects to Manage File Systems
►"Drive" Objects Representing Disk Drives
"Folder" Objects Representing File Folders
"File" Objects Representing Files
"TextStream" Objects Representing File Input and Output
Creating Your Own Classes
IE Web Browser Supporting VBScript
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