Scripting Runtime Library  

GetAbsolutePathName Method

Returns a complete and unambiguous path from a provided path specification.



Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
Required. Path specification to change to a complete and unambiguous path.


A path is complete and unambiguous if it provides a complete reference from the root of the specified drive. A complete path can only end with a path separator character (\) if it specifies the root folder of a mapped drive.

Assuming the current directory is c:\mydocuments\reports, the following table illustrates the behavior of the GetAbsolutePathName method.

pathspec Returned path
"c:" "c:\mydocuments\reports"
"c:.." "c:\mydocuments"
"c:\\" "c:\"
"c:*.*\\may97" "c:\mydocuments\reports\*.*\may97"
"region1" "c:\mydocuments\reports\region1"
"c:\\..\\..\\mydocuments" "c:\mydocuments"

The following example illustrates the use of the GetAbsolutePathName method.

function ShowAbsolutePath(path)
   var fso, s= "";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   s += fso.GetAbsolutePathName(path);

See Also

GetBaseName Method | GetDrive Method | GetDriveName Method | GetExtensionName Method | GetFile Method | GetFileName Method | GetFileVersion Method | GetFolder Method | GetParentFolderName Method | GetSpecialFolder Method | GetTempName Method
Applies To: FileSystemObject Object