How to get all the file name in a folder?

Posted on 2002-07-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hi Experts,

My question is... how can i get all the file name which located in a specific folder?

For example, there are file1.txt, file2.txt and file3.txt inside MyFolder. But i've no idea at all what files and how many files are inside the folder, what i knew is juz the specific path to the folder name (e.g. C:\MyDocument\MyFolder\)

So base on the limited info i have, can i retrieve all the file names inside that specific folder?

I did try on FileSystemObject's GetFileName function, but this is not wat i want.

So, experts do u have any ideas on it??... plz share with me!



Question by:jilim
LVL 39

Expert Comment

ID: 7176091
something like this

dim strFilePath as string
dim strFileName as string

strFileName=dir(strFilePath & "*.*")
while strFileName<>""
    debug.print strFileName


Expert Comment

ID: 7176188
use a filelistbox and read through each item.  That will also give you the ability to filter for certain file types, or wildcards.

Author Comment

ID: 7176239
Hi Appari & mmcmillen,

can i use this in VBScript...coz i'll be execute it in .vbs format.

mmcmillen, can u explain more detail or show me the example of filelistbox function?

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Accepted Solution

TravisHall earned 50 total points
ID: 7176456
In VBScript, you will need to use the FileSystemObject object, a Folder object, and File objects. Something like...

Dim fso
Dim fol
Dim fil

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set fol = fso.GetFolder("C:\MyDocument\MyFolder")
For Each fil In fol.Files
    MsgBox fil.Name

That should give you a series of message boxes each telling you the name of one of the files. (Of course, you can do other things with the File object, but that's just an example.)

I would recommend reading about these objects in the VBScript documentation.

Author Comment

ID: 7176499
Thanx.. Travis!

Author Comment

ID: 7176500
Thanx Travis!

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