Scripting Runtime Library  

GetSpecialFolder Method

Returns the special folder object specified.



Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
Required. The name of the special folder to be returned. Can be any of the constants shown in the Settings section.


The folderspec argument can have any of the following values:

Constant Value Description
WindowsFolder 0 The Windows folder contains files installed by the Windows operating system.
SystemFolder 1 The System folder contains libraries, fonts, and device drivers.
TemporaryFolder 2 The Temp folder is used to store temporary files. Its path is found in the TMP environment variable.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetSpecialFolder method.

var fso, tempfile;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

function CreateTempFile()
   var tfolder, tfile, tname, fname, TemporaryFolder = 2;
   tfolder = fso.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder);
   tname = fso.GetTempName();
   tfile = tfolder.CreateTextFile(tname);
tempfile = CreateTempFile();
tempfile.writeline("Hello World");
Dim fso, tempfile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Function CreateTempFile 
   Dim tfolder, tname, tfile
   Const TemporaryFolder = 2
   Set tfolder = fso.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder)
   tname = fso.GetTempName   
   Set tfile = tfolder.CreateTextFile(tname)
   Set CreateTempFile = tfile
End Function

Set tempfile = CreateTempFile
tempfile.WriteLine "Hello World"

See Also

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