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Type Property

Returns information about the type of a file or folder. For example, for files ending in .TXT, "Text Document" is returned.


The object is always a File or Folder object.


The following code illustrates the use of the Type property to return a folder type. In this example, try providing the path of the Recycle Bin or other unique folder to the procedure.

function ShowFileType(filespec)
   var fso, f, s;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   if (fso.FolderExists(filespec))
      f = fso.GetFolder(filespec);
   else if (fso.FileExists(filespec))
      f = fso.GetFile(filespec);
      s = "File or Folder does not exist.";
   s = f.Name + " is a " + f.Type; 
Function ShowFolderType(filespec)
   Dim fso, f, s
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.GetFolder(filespec)
   s = UCase(f.Name) & " is a " & f.Type
   ShowFolderType = s
End Function

See Also

Attributes Property | DateCreated Property | DateLastAccessed Property | DateLastModified Property | Drive Property | Files Property | IsRootFolder Property | Name Property | ParentFolder Property | Path Property | ShortName Property | ShortPath Property | Size Property | SubFolders Property

Applies To: File Object | Folder Object