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Search for a File Or Folder On Any Local Drive

Posted on 2002-05-27
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I'm sure that I should know this or could figure it out if I had more time but I thought I would ask if anyone has code to seach for any file or folder on any local drive and then display it's path.
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Here is another one;
http://www.mvps.org/btmtz/drvscan/
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by:rspahitz
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This works in DOS and can be used in VB:

DOS:
Dir filename.extension /s /b

VB:
shell("Dir filename.extension /s /b> C:\tempfile.xxx")
open "C:\tempfile.xxx" for input as #1
line input #1, MyVar
close #1
Label1.Caption = MyVar
kill "C:\tempfile.xxx"
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Actually, you may need to prefix the Dir with a command processor:

shell(environ("ComSpec") & " /c Dir filename.extension /s /b> C:\tempfile.xxx")

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by:GMorgan
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Thanks for the example it runs super fast!
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