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ShortPath Property

Returns the short path used by programs that require the earlier 8.3 file naming convention.



The object is always a File or Folder object.

The following code illustrates the use of the ShortPath property with a File object:

function ShowShortPath(filespec)
   var fso, f, s;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   f = fso.GetFile(filespec);
   s = "The short path for " + "" + f.Name;
   s += "" + "<br>";
   s += "is: " + "" + f.ShortPath + "";
Function ShowShortPath(filespec)
   Dim fso, f, s
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.GetFile(filespec)
   s = "The short path for "   & UCase(f.Name) & "<BR>"
   s = s & "is: " & f.ShortPath 
   ShowShortPath = s
End Function

Applies To:

File Object| Folder Object

See Also


Attributes Property

DateCreated Property

DateLastAccessed Property

DateLastModified Property

Drive Property

Files Property (FileSystemObject)

IsRootFolder Property

Name Property (FileSystemObject)

ParentFolder Property

Path Property (FileSystemObject)

ShortName Property

Size Property

SubFolders Property

Type Property