Microsoft® JScript®
GetTempName Method
 Scripting Run-Time Reference 
 Version 3 

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Returns a randomly generated temporary file or folder name that is useful for performing operations that require a temporary file or folder.
object.GetTempName ( );

The optional object is always the name of a FileSystemObject.

The GetTempName method does not create a file. It provides only a temporary file name that can be used with CreateTextFile to create a file.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetTempName method:

var fso, tempfile;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

function CreateTempFile()
  var tfolder, tfile, tname, fname, TemporaryFolder = 2;
  tfolder = fso.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder);
  tname = fso.GetTempName();
  tfile = tfolder.CreateTextFile(tname);
tempfile = CreateTempFile();
tempfile.writeline("Hello World");