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  5. Create a folder named dir1 and upload a text file, myfile.txt.


Retrieves information about on-disk or in-memory file.


The filename, path, parent directory, type, size, when the file was most recently modified, whether the file has read permission, write permission, and is hidden.


System functions

Function syntax


See also



ColdFusion (2018 release): Changed parameter name Path to filepath.

ColdFusion 8: Added this function.





Absolute on-disk or in-memory path.


The function returns a structure that includes the following keys:

  • Name: name of the file
  • Path: absolute path of the file
  • Parent: path to the file’s parent directory
  • Type: either "directory" or "file"
  • Size: file size in bytes
  • Lastmodified: datetime when it was the file was most recently modified
  • canRead: whether the file can be read
  • canWrite: whether the file has write permission
  • isHidden: whether the file is a hidden


   FileSetLastModified("c:\temp\test1.txt", "#Now()#");

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