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Hi,

How to do something like
Rename file1 file2
in VB program?
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Question by:learn
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Name oldpathname As newpathname

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by:deighton
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This example uses the Name statement to rename a file. For purposes of this example, assume that the directories or folders that are specified already exist.

Dim OldName, NewName
OldName = "OLDFILE": NewName = "NEWFILE"     ' Define filenames.
Name OldName As NewName     ' Rename file.

OldName = "C:\MYDIR\OLDFILE": NewName = "C:\YOURDIR\NEWFILE"
Name OldName As NewName     ' Move and rename file.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi, try this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Sourcepath = "C:\windows\desktop\"
    Targetpath = "C:\windows\desktop\"
   
    FileCopy Sourcepath & "db1.mdb", Targetpath & "db2.mdb"
    SetAttr Sourcepath & "db1.mdb", vbNormal
    Kill Sourcepath & "db1.mdb"
End Sub
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by:Microsoft
ID: 6173555
name file1 as file2
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by:sb8gq
ID: 6174066
OR

you could use the FileSystemObject which is part of the Microsoft Sripting Library . (Add a reference to Microsoft Sripting Libraryin project references and use the following code

Dim fso As FileSystemObject
Set fso = New FileSystemObject
   
fso.MoveFile (SourceFile, DestFile)


Steve
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by:Koothan
ID: 6180679
write the following code snippet in whatever event u want

Open "C:\renamed.bat" For Output As #1
Print #1, "rename c:\testren.txt rentest.txt"
Close #1

dProcessId = Shell("c:\renamed.bat", vbHide)

this will do the same as that of the rename command in DOS
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by:learn
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Thanks a lot for all your helps.
I am giving the points to deiqhton who posted one of the correct answers in the first time .....not because he/she posted that as an answer though:-)
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