GetFile Method


Returns a File Object corresponding to the file in a specified path.




  • object
    Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

  • filespec
    Required. The filespec is the path (absolute or relative) to a specific file.


An error occurs if the specified file does not exist. The GetFile method does not support the use of wildcard characters, such as ? or *.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetFile method.

function ShowFileAccessInfo(filespec)
   var fso, f, s;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   f = fso.GetFile(filespec);
   s = f.Path.toUpperCase() + "<br>";
   s += "Created: " + f.DateCreated + "<br>";
   s += "Last Accessed: " + f.DateLastAccessed + "<br>";
   s += "Last Modified: " + f.DateLastModified   
Function ShowFileAccessInfo(filespec)
   Dim fso, f, s
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.GetFile(filespec)
   s = f.Path & "<br>"
   s = s & "Created: " & f.DateCreated & "<br>"
   s = s & "Last Accessed: " & f.DateLastAccessed & "<br>"
   s = s & "Last Modified: " & f.DateLastModified   
   ShowFileAccessInfo = s
End Function

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also

File Object
GetAbsolutePathName Method
GetBaseName Method
GetDrive Method
GetDriveName Method
GetExtensionName Method
GetFileName Method
GetFileVersion Method
GetFolder Method
GetParentFolderName Method
GetSpecialFolder Method
GetTempName Method