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FileSystemObject and Hidden Files

FileSystemObject and Hidden Files

FileSystemObject and Hidden Files

When you loop through a list of files in a directory using the VBScript FileSystemObject:

for each file in oFolder.Files

That is assuming you have called a GetFolder() on a path - but of course.  Anyway, the 'hidden' property is set and you see all hidden files within that directory as well.  Does the file object have any file testers that can determine if a file is hidden or not?  So that I could do something like:

if(file.IsHidden) then
     'do something
end if

Does such a thing exist?


RE: FileSystemObject and Hidden Files

Use the Attributes property of the File object:

SET oFSO = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
SET oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder("C:\MyPath")

For Each oFile In oFolder.Files
  If oFile.Attributes And 2 Then
    WScript.Echo oFile.Path & " is Hidden"
  End If

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