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i would like to know how to run a boolean operation on whether a file exists in a certain directory.
i know about the method FileExists

object.FileExists(filespec)

i just don't understand what a FileSystemObject is

thanks in advance for your help
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no need for filesystemobject:

Function FileExists(path as String) as Boolean
   if Dir(path) <> "" then
       FileExists = true
   else
       FileExists = false
   end if
end Function
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by:jkenin
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actually i was wondering if there was a way to determine if a CERTAIN file was in a certain directory. sorry for the miscommunication.

thanks for the prompt reply!
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by:bobbit31
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the above code will do it:

Dim strDir as String
Dim strFile as String

strDir = "C:\my documents\"
strFile = "test.txt"

msgbox FileExists(strDir & strFile)
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