DriveExists Method


Returns True if the specified drive exists; False if it does not.




  • object
    Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

  • drivespec
    Required. A drive letter or a complete path specification.


For drives with removable media, the DriveExists method returns true even if there are no media present. Use the IsReady property of the Drive object to determine if a drive is ready.

The following example illustrates the use of the DriveExists method.

function ReportDriveStatus(drv)
   var fso, s = "";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   if (fso.DriveExists(drv))
      s += "Drive " + drv + " exists.";
      s += "Drive " + drv + " doesn't exist.";
Function ReportDriveStatus(drv)
   Dim fso, msg
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   If fso.DriveExists(drv) Then
      msg = ("Drive " & UCase(drv) & " exists.")
      msg = ("Drive " & UCase(drv) & " doesn't exist.")
   End If
   ReportDriveStatus = msg
End Function

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also

Drive Object
Drives Collection
FileExists Method
FolderExists Method
GetDrive Method
GetDriveName Method
IsReady Property