Windows Script Host  

Mapping to a Special Folder

Mapping special folders, such as the My Documents desktop folder, requires the use of the Shell object. The following scripts demonstrate the use of the Shell object to create a shortcut to a folder on the desktop.

// JScript.
var Shell, DesktopPath, URL;
Shell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop");
URL = Shell.CreateShortcut(DesktopPath + "\\MSDN Scripting.url");
URL.TargetPath = "HTTP://";

' VBScript.
Dim Shell, DesktopPath, URL
Set Shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set URL = Shell.CreateShortcut(DesktopPath & "\MSDN Scripting.URL")
URL.TargetPath = "HTTP://"

See Also

Executing File Management Operations