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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

MoveFile Method

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Description

Moves one or more files from one location to another.

Syntax

object.MoveFile source, destination

The MoveFile method syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
source Required. The path to the file or files to be moved. The source argument string can contain wildcard characters in the last path component only.
destination Required. The path where the file or files are to be moved. The destination argument can't contain wildcard characters.

Remarks

If source contains wildcards or destination ends with a path separator (\), it is assumed that destination specifies an existing folder in which to move the matching files. Otherwise, destination is assumed to be the name of a destination file to create. In either case, three things can happen when an individual file is moved:

  • If destination does not exist, the file gets moved. This is the usual case.

  • If destination is an existing file, an error occurs.

  • If destination is a directory, an error occurs.

An error also occurs if a wildcard character that is used in source doesn't match any files. The MoveFile method stops on the first error it encounters. No attempt is made to roll back any changes made before the error occurs.

Important   This method allows moving files between volumes only if supported by the operating system.

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