ShortPath Property

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

Syntax

object.ShortPath 

Remarks

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 + "";
   return(s);
}
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