Because path name syntax is very different in Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX, the
Folder objects are defined to provide platform-independent access to the underlying file system. A
File object is associated with a disk file, a
Folder object with a directory or folder.
Folder object supports file-system functionality such as traversing the hierarchy, creating, renaming, or removing files, or resolving file aliases.
File object supports I/O functions to read or write files.
Folder objects can be used anywhere a path name is required, such as in properties and arguments for files and folders.
For a description of the pathname syntax and object usage, see Chapter 4, “Using File and ...