jscript fileexists not working

Posted on 2005-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I've tried every conceivable file, both absolute and relative paths, in the same folder and in the root directory, and it simply doesn't work. It always says not found. Any suggestions?

var fs = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

if(fs.FileExists("test.asp") == true)
      Response.Write("File exists.")
      Response.Write("File does not exist.")
Question by:arabiafish
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Is this client or server code?  I am assuming the file is on the server, right?
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kiddanger earned 2000 total points
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Try this instead...

var fs = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

if(fs.FileExists(Server.MapPath("test.asp")) == true) {
  Response.Write("File exists.")
  } else {
  Response.Write("File does not exist.")

Server.MapPath returns the physical path to the file.  Without it, you would have to put the physical path.  If you just put the file when using FSO, it first looks at the path of the ASP processor, which is usually %systemroot%\system32.

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ID: 13636520
Thank you arabiafish.  (O:=

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