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Posted on 2001-08-03
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Hi, Is there anyway of telling if a file exists? I.E

if "c:\windows\desktop\newfile.text" = "" then
.....
else
.....

Thanks.
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Question by:elabiv
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by:CJ_S
ID: 6347888
Set a reference to Microsoft Scripting Runtime

Dim fso as Scripting.FileSystemObject
Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
If(fso.FileExists("c:\windows\desktop\newfile.txt")) Then
  ..
Else
  ..
End If

or instead of the first 2 lines you can use:
Dim fso as Object
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

regards,
CJ
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by:Nitin Sontakke
ID: 6347910
You can also, use:

If Dir("c:\windows\desktop\newfile.text") <> "" Then
   '...
End If
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Nitin Sontakke earned 60 total points
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You can also, use:

If Dir("c:\windows\desktop\newfile.text") <> "" Then
   '--File exists code goes here...
Else
   '--File doesn't exist code goes here...  
End If
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by:elabiv
ID: 6347939
My code looks like this;

If Dir(Form1.Text3 & text2.text) <> "" Then
Open Form1.Text3 & text2.text For Append As #newfile
Print #newfile, ; "This is appending"
Close #newfile

Else

Open Form1.Text3 & text2.text For Append As #newfile
Print #newfile, ; "This is writing from scratch"
Close #newfile

But I keep getting an error that says

"File Already Open"

Any ideas?
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by:TimCottee
ID: 6347954
Are you assigning #newfile = freefile() and ensuring that you close each file handle before attempting the next use thereof. "File Already Open" sounds to me more that it is a problem with the file handles than the file itself.
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by:elabiv
ID: 6347964
Thanks a lot.
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