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

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
ShortPath Property
Size Property
SubFolders Property