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How to search a disk for files?

Posted on 1998-06-10
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
Can someone provide me with some code to use searching thrugh a disk for files?
Question by:Olli083097

Accepted Solution

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$
    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$
    For Each vIte In colDir
        MyFindFiles vIte, sFilePattern
    Next vIte
    Set colDir = Nothing
End Sub


Expert Comment

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

    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,
               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.

    End sub


Expert Comment

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

Author Comment

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

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