GetFileName Method

Returns the last component of specified path that is not part of the drive specification.



  • object
    Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

  • pathspec
    Required. The path (absolute or relative) to a specific file.


The GetFileName method returns a zero-length string ("") if pathspec does not end with the named component.


The GetFileName method works only on the provided path string. It does not attempt to resolve the path, nor does it check for the existence of the specified path.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetFileName method.

function ShowFileName(filespec)
   var fso, s = "";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   s += fso.GetFileName(filespec);
Function GetAName(DriveSpec)
   Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   GetAName = fso.GetFileName(DriveSpec)
End Function

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also


GetAbsolutePathName Method

GetBaseName Method

GetDrive Method

GetDriveName Method

GetExtensionName Method

GetFile Method

GetFileVersion Method

GetFolder Method

GetParentFolderName Method

GetSpecialFolder Method

GetTempName Method