Friday, April 11, 2008

Get Shared Name of a Drive using FileSystemObject

Convert Drive Name to Sharename using VBA

Here is a simple function, which uses FileSystemObject's ShareName function to get the shared name of the drive

Public Function ConvertDrive2ServerName(ByVal sFullPath As String) As String

' --- Replaces the DriveName with ShareName in a given string

Dim FSO As FileSystemObject
Dim sDrive As String
Dim drvName As Drive
Dim sShare As String

On Error GoTo Err_Trap

Set FSO = New FileSystemObject

sDrive = FSO.GetDriveName(sFullPath)
Set drvName = FSO.GetDrive(sDrive)
sShare = drvName.ShareName

If LenB(sShare) <> 0 Then
ConvertDrive2ServerName = Replace(sFullPath, sDrive, sShare, 1, 1, vbTextCompare)
Else
ConvertDrive2ServerName = sFullPath
End If
If Not FSO Is Nothing Then Set FSO = Nothing

' ---------------------------------------
' Error Handling
' ---------------------------------------
Err_Trap:
If Err <> 0 Then
Err.Clear
Resume Next
End If
End Function

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