Friday, April 11, 2008

Retrieving Special Folders using FileSystemObject

There are many ways to get the special folders like Systems folder, Temporary folder etc. One common method is to use the Environ. Here you can achieve the same using FileSystemObject

Sub Get_Special_Folders()

' Uses File System Object
' Need to have reference to Microsoft Scripting Runtime

On Error GoTo Show_Err

Dim oFS As FileSystemObject
Dim sSystemFolder As String
Dim sTempFolder As String
Dim sWindowsFolder As String

Set oFS = New FileSystemObject

' System Folder - Windows\System32
sSystemFolder = oFS.GetSpecialFolder(SystemFolder)

' Temporary Folder Path
sTempFolder = oFS.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder)

' Windows Folder Path
sWindowsFolder = oFS.GetSpecialFolder(WindowsFolder)

If Not oFS Is Nothing Then Set oFS = Nothing


If Err <> 0 Then
MsgBox Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description
End If
End Sub

For this you need to reference Microsoft Scripting Runtime

See also:

How to retrieve Application Data Folder using C# (.NET)
How to get the full path of cookies folder using C# (.NET)
Selecting a Folder in VB.Net
How to retrieve MyDocuments Folder using C# (.NET)
How to retrieve Desktop Folder using C# (.NET)

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