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Copying Multiple Files

Posted on 1998-12-29
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Is there a command which will copy Multiple files using a wild card?  I have tried
CopyFile("C:\\Source\\*.*", "C:\\Destination\\", FALSE);
and
CopyFile("C:\\Source\\*.ext", "C:\\Destination\\", FALSE);

Neither have worked.  On-line help does not say it won't work, and the VB version example uses my second example above.

Thanks,
J.R.
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JoeDol earned 20 total points
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This function works only on one file at a time, so you should include your call into a loop controlled by FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile() in order to scan all the files that match your criteria. For example:

WIN32_FIND_DATA pwfd;
HANDLE hFindFile = FindFirstFile("C:\\Source\\*.*", &pwfd);
if (hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
{
   BOOL rc;

   do
   {
      CopyFile(pwfd.cFileName, ...);

      rc = FindNextFile(hFindFile, &pwfd);
   }
   while (rc != FALSE);

   FindClose(hFindFile);
}
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by:jrmcg
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This will do the trick.  I still would like to know if there is a function that will copy wild cards.  I can't help but think that there is a function that will do this.  Do you know of one?

Like I said, this will get me through the problem I am having and is probably a better way of handling the copying anyway..

Thanks,
J.R.
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by:jrmcg
ID: 1326915
Sorry, but there is still a problem....

I accepted before I tried it.

When I use the code you supplied, this is returned..
CString SourcePath = "C:\\Source\\Files\\*.*";
HANDLE hFile = FindFirstFile(SourcePath, &pwfd);
CString Destination = "C:\\Destination\\Files\\" + pwfd.cFileName";
if(hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
{
   CopyFile(pwfd.cFileName, Destination, FALSE);
}

pwfd.cFileName is equal to a    .    (dot) nothing else.
I know my paths are good and there are files in the source path.

What's wrong?

Thank-you
J.R.
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