Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to search a disk for files?

Posted on 1998-06-10
4
268 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
Can someone provide me with some code to use searching thrugh a disk for files?
0
Comment
Question by:Olli083097
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
swilt earned 50 total points
ID: 1462989
This will recursively search a drive for a file pattern in text1 text box i.e. "*.tmp" or a specific file

Option Explicit

Dim colFiles As Collection

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim vIte As Variant
   
    Set colFiles = New Collection
    MyFindFiles "C:\", Text1.Text
    For Each vIte In colFiles
        MsgBox vIte
    Next vIte
    Set colFiles = Nothing
   
End Sub

Private Sub MyFindFiles(ByVal sPath As String, ByVal sFilePattern As String)
    Dim sFile As String
    Dim vIte As Variant
    Dim colDir As New Collection
   
    On Error Resume Next
   
    sFile = Dir$(sPath & sFilePattern)
    While sFile <> ""
        If Left$(sFile, 1) <> "." Then
            colFiles.Add sPath & sFile
        End If
        sFile = Dir$
    Wend
       
    sFile = Dir$(sPath, vbDirectory)
    While sFile <> ""
        If Left$(sFile, 1) <> "." Then
            If GetAttr(sPath & sFile) And vbDirectory Then
                colDir.Add sPath & sFile & "\"
            End If
        End If
        sFile = Dir$
    Wend
   
    For Each vIte In colDir
        MyFindFiles vIte, sFilePattern
    Next vIte
   
    Set colDir = Nothing
End Sub

0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Dalin
ID: 1462990
Olli,
This is a routine searching a directory for all the files.
If you have questions, let me know
Regards
Dalin




    Private Sub cmdGetFileList_Click()

    Dim myFile As String
    Dim myPath As String
    Dim iposition As Integer

    myPath = "C:\YourDirectory\"

    myFile = Dir(myPath, vbDirectory)   ' Retrieve the first entry.
    Do While myFile <> ""   ' Start the loop.
        ' Ignore the current directory and
        If myFile <> "." And myFile <> ".." Then
             
            If (GetAttr(myPath & myFile) And vbDirectory) = vbDirectory Then
               ' a Sub Directory, Do nothing,
            Else
               iposition = InStr(1, myFile, ".")
               myFile = Left(myFile, iposition - 1)
               List1.AddItem myFile
                           
            End If  ' it represents a directory.
        End If
        myFile = Dir    ' Get next entry.
    Loop

    End sub



0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:kamall
ID: 1462991
Olli,
There is a sample project for searching the disk for files. It is loacted under your VB directory in \samples\filectls (winseek.vbp).
0
 

Author Comment

by:Olli083097
ID: 1462992
Thank you all for trying to help!
swilt: Your code was just what I needed.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question