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Identifying if a certain file already exsists

I am already writing a file to a folder, but if a previous version of that same file exists it simply overwrites the old one.
How do you determine if a file already exists in a certain folder? For example: If I want to write a file called Test1.txt to a certain directory, how do I check if that file already exsits there before actully writing the new file to that directory? If the file does exist I would like to keep that file there and add this new one but add a (1) behind the file.

Thanks a lot
Michael
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deightonCommented:
'this sort of thing

if len(dir("c:\test\" & filename & "." & fileExt)) > 0  then
  filename = filename & [1]
end if
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Ryan ChongCommented:
If Dir$("c:\" & filename) <> "" then
    filename = filename & 1
End if
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mcbethCommented:
Function FileExists(lzFileName As String) As Boolean
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
FileExists = (GetAttr(lzFileName) And vbDirectory) = 0
ErrorHandler:
End Function

returns true if File exists

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ArkCommented:
Hi
To check files on LAN too:

Private Declare Function PathFileExists Lib "shell32" Alias "#45" (ByVal sPath As String) As Boolean
Private Declare Function PathIsDirectory Lib "shell32" Alias "#159" (ByVal sPath As String) As Boolean

Cheers
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costelloCommented:
Rejecting proposed answer.

If no objections are made in the next 4 days, I will force accept deighton's comment.

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