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Posted on 2002-05-30
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I want to perform a Kill Statement on a file(to delete it if a certain event occures) but I need to know before if the file exists(to avoid the error).
I tried the On Error but it doesn't work.
Any ideas?
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Question by:robertut
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Using the same path that would appear in the kill, just use Dir$(filename).  If it returns vbnullstring ("") then the file does not exist.
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Example:

strFilename = "C:\Temp\myfile.txt"
if Dir$(strFilename) <> vbNullString then
  kill strFilename
end if
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