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checking file exists

if file exists i want to delete it or overwrite it
or save it as another filename
how do i check for the file exists or not and delete it in my dir
or save as different filename in excel? how do i do this in vb?
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nightrage
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nightrage
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soedingCommented:
nightrage,

If Dir(App.Path & "\filename.xls") <> "" Then
' If FileLen(App.Path & "\filename.xls") <> 0 Then
  ' Save it as another file
  FileCopy App.Path & "\filename.xls", "c:\temp\newfilename.xls"
  Kill App.Path & App.Path & "\filename.xls"
End If

' Delete safe (waste paper basket)
Private Const FO_DELETE = &H3
Private Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40
Private Const FOF_NOCONFIRMATION = &H70
Type SHFILEOPSTRUCT
    hWnd As Long
    wFunc As Long
    pFrom As String
    pTo As String
    fFlags As Integer
    fAborted As Boolean
    hNameMaps As Long
    sProgress As String
End Type
Private Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
  "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long

Private Function SafeDelete(ParamArray files() As Variant)
  Dim i As Integer, fileNames$
  Dim SHFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT
  For i = LBound(files) To UBound(files)
    fileNames = fileNames & files(i) & vbNullChar
  Next
  fileNames = fileNames & vbNullChar
  With SHFileOp
    .wFunc = FO_DELETE
    .pFrom = fileNames
    .fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
    .fFlags = FOF_NOCONFIRMATION
  End With
  SafeDelete = SHFileOperation(SHFileOp)
End Function

SafeDelete App.Path & "\filename.xls"


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