Here is a link to the FileSystemObject Reference on Microsoft’s MSDN Network

Learning to use the File System Object (FSO)

The FileSystemObject object is used to access the file system in Visual Basic Scripting. This object can manipulate files, folders, and directory paths. It is also possible to retrieve file system information with this object.

The following code creates a text file (c:\test.txt) and then writes some text to the file:

dim fs,fname
set fs=CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
set fname=fs.CreateTextFile(“c:\test.txt”,true)
fname.WriteLine(“Hello World!”)
fname.Close
set fname=nothing
set fs=nothing

The FileSystemObject object’s methods are described below:

Method Description
BuildPath Appends a name to an existing path
CopyFile Copies one or more files from one location to another
CopyFolder Copies one or more folders from one location to another
CreateFolder Creates a new folder
CreateTextFile Creates a text file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from, or write to the file
DeleteFile Deletes one or more specified files
DeleteFolder Deletes one or more specified folders
DriveExists Checks if a specified drive exists
FileExists Checks if a specified file exists
FolderExists Checks if a specified folder exists
GetFile Returns a File object for a specified path
GetFileName Returns the file name or folder name for the last component in a specified path
GetFolder Returns a Folder object for a specified path
GetParentFolderName Returns the name of the parent folder of the last component in a specified path
GetSpecialFolder Returns the path to some of Windows’ special folders
MoveFile Moves one or more files from one location to another
MoveFolder Moves one or more folders from one location to another
OpenTextFile Opens a file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to access the file