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How to: Create a Directory in Visual Basic 

Use the CreateDirectory method of the My.Computer.FileSystem object to create directories.

If the directory already exists, no exception is thrown.

To create a directory

  • Use the CreateDirectory method by specifying the full path of the location where the directory should be created. This example creates the directory NewDirectory in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

    My.Computer.FileSystem.CreateDirectory _
    ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NewDirectory")

Robust Programming

The following conditions may cause an exception:

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