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MoveFile Method

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Description Moves one or more files from one location to another. Syntaxobject. MoveFilesource, destination The MoveFile method syntax has these parts:

PartDescription
objectRequired. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
sourceRequired. The path to the file or files to be moved. The source argument string can contain wildcard characters in the last path component only.
destinationRequired. 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 desti n ation 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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