Directory.Move Method

July 28, 2014

Moves a file or a directory and its contents to a new location.

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

public static void Move(
	string sourceDirName,
	string destDirName
)

Parameters

sourceDirName
Type: System.String
The path of the file or directory to move.
destDirName
Type: System.String
The path to the new location for sourceDirName. If sourceDirName is a file, then destDirName must also be a file name.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An attempt was made to move a directory to a different volume.

-or-

destDirName already exists.

-or-

The sourceDirName and destDirName parameters refer to the same file or directory.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

sourceDirName or destDirName is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

ArgumentNullException

sourceDirName or destDirName is null.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The path specified by sourceDirName is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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