MoveTo Method

FileInfo.MoveTo Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Moves a specified file to a new location, providing the option to specify a new file name.

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

public void MoveTo(
	string destFileName
)

Parameters

destFileName
Type: System.String
The path to move the file to, which can specify a different file name.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurs, such as the destination file already exists or the destination device is not ready.

ArgumentNullException

destFileName is null.

ArgumentException

destFileName is empty, contains only white spaces, or contains invalid characters.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

UnauthorizedAccessException

destFileName is read-only or is a directory.

FileNotFoundException

The file is not found.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

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.

NotSupportedException

destFileName contains a colon (:) in the middle of the string.

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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