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FileSystem.DirectoryExists Method

Returns True if the specified directory exists.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static bool DirectoryExists(
	string directory


Type: System.String
Path of the directory.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
True if the directory exists; otherwise False.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.DirectoryExists method.

This example determines whether the directory C:\backup\logs exists and checks its properties.

If My.Computer.FileSystem.DirectoryExists("C:\backup\logs") Then
    Dim logInfo = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetDirectoryInfo(
End If

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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