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Using the Windows Scripting Host this VBScript retrieves the users favorites folder and loads the url links into an array, then goes to each site for three minutes.

Original Author: Troy Demet


User can input how many sites they wish to browse.


' VBScript Source File --
' NAME: favoritesURL.vbs
' AUTHOR: Troy Allen Demet , TechnoGeek, Inc.
' DATE : 2/25/00
' COMMENT: This script will put the url of your favorites into an array
' and then browse to each web site at 3 minute intervals.
Option Explicit
Dim objShell, objWshShell, fso,fld, objFiles
Dim urlUpper, urlLower, Folder, j, ie, arURL(), fileCount, howMany
'Dim objFolder, file, count, fileType, holder

Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objWshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Folder = objWshShell.SpecialFolders ("Favorites")
Set fld = fso.GetFolder(Folder)
set objFiles = fld.Files
fileCount = objFiles.Count
ReDim arURL(fileCount)

howMany = InputBox("Please enter how many sites you wish to browse.","How Many?",10)

If howMany < 1 Then
End If


urlUpper = UBound(arURL) ' Upper bound of arURL
urlLower = LBound(arURL) ' Lower bound of arURL

If urlUpper < 1 Then
Msgbox "Sorry nothing to show",,"Nothing to Show"
End IF
If howMany > urlUpper Then
howMany = urlUpper - 1
End If

' Create the ie object (Internet Explorer)
Set ie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

' Set the properties of Internet Explorer
With ie
.left = 100
.top = 100
.height = 460
.width = 620
.menubar = 0 ' False
.toolbar = 0 ' False
.visible = 1 ' True
End With

' Loop through the array
For j = urlLower to howMany

if arURL(j) <> "" Then

End If
MsgBox "Quitting getFiles script"

' Clean up after yourself
Set ie = Nothing

Function readFile(filePath)
On Error Resume Next
Dim fileObject
Dim link, shellObject, line

Set fileObject = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set shellObject = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set link = shellObject.CreateShortcut(filePath)

' Use the MsgBox for debugging
'MsgBox "temp" & vbCrLf & Link & vbCrLf & link.TargetPath
' Return the value
readFile = link.TargetPath

End Function
Function goURL(aURL)
' go to the web site

'Wait 3 minutes
End Function
Sub getFile (dir)
Dim objFolder, objSubFolder, objFiles, objSubFiles, Folder, subFolder, File, subFileCount, count
Dim fileType

Set objFolder = fso.GetFolder(dir)
Set objSubFolder = objFolder.SubFolders
Set objFiles = objFolder.Files

For Each Folder in objSubFolder
Set subFolder = fso.GetFolder(Folder)
Set objSubFiles = subFolder.Files

subFileCount = objSubFiles.Count
fileCount = fileCount + subFileCount

ReDim Preserve arURL(fileCount)


File = 0
count = 0
For Each File in objFiles
fileType = File.Type

' Want only *.url files
if fileType = "Internet Shortcut" Then
'MsgBox "fullPath" & vbCrLf & File.Path
arURL(count) = readFile(File.Path)
End If
count = count + 1


End Sub

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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