IsolatedStorageFile.MoveDirectory Method

Moves a specified directory and its contents to a new location.

Namespace:  System.IO.IsolatedStorage
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void MoveDirectory(
	string sourceDirectoryName,
	string destinationDirectoryName


Type: System.String

The name of the directory to move.

Type: System.String

The path to the new location for sourceDirectoryName. This cannot be the path to an existing directory.


sourceFileName or destinationFileName is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters defined by the Path.GetInvalidPathChars method.


sourceFileName or destinationFileName is null.


The isolated store has been closed.


The isolated store has been disposed.


sourceDirectoryName does not exist.


The isolated store has been removed.


Isolated storage is disabled.


destinationDirectoryName already exists.


sourceDirectoryName and destinationDirectoryName refer to the same directory.

sourceFileName and destinationFileName must specify different directory names.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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