Creating a FileBrowser like Explorer?

Now this may sound pretty far fetched, but I want to ask. Is it possible to create a FileBrowser?? I know a fair bit of Flash, enough in fact to create a working menu system (ie Listview), but I was just wondering if there was some way to find and study files in a selected folder. Is it possible to obtain information like “Filename”, “FileSize”, “FileType” without actually loading files into Flash??

I’m pretty sure there is no actionscript for this, but is there maybe PHP or JAVA or something else?? I have very little knowledge in those other areas so I would not know.

Does anyone think that can help me??:puzzled:

My prefered Flash version would be MX 2004, but I do have access to Flash 8.