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Problems opening a txt file

Posted on 2003-03-07
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Hi everyone:

I am using the following code to create a directory if it does not already exists and a new file inside of it where I am intending to write the printers configuration of a computer. The problem is that once the blank txt file is created I am not able to open it so as a result I can't write on it. The following error shows up "Permission Denied". I would be interested to know also if there is any control or interface that comes already with VB and that will help with the printers configuration.

Private Function readPrinters()

Dim directoryLocationPrinters As String
Dim fileLocationPrinters As String
Dim fs As Variant
Dim a As Variant

directoryLocationPrinters = "c:\Printers\"
fileLocationPrinters = "c:\Printers\printers.txt"

If dirExists(directoryLocationPrinters) Then
   If fileExists(fileLocationPrinters) Then
       Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
       Set a = fs.CreateTextFile(fileLocationPrinters, True)
       Open fileLocationPrinters For Output Access Write As #2
            Print #2, "LPT1"
            Print #2, "LPT2"
       Close #1
   End If
   MkDir directoryLocationPrinters
   Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set a = fs.CreateTextFile(fileLocationPrinters, True)
   Open fileLocationPrinters For Output As #2
        Print #2, "LPT1"
        Print #2, "LPT2"
   Close #1
End If

End Function

Thank you in advance for any help  !!!

Question by:chrome2000
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Accepted Solution

vinnyd79 earned 200 total points
ID: 8091461
Private Sub readPrinters()
Dim dirLocPrint As String
Dim fileLocPrint As String
Dim ff As Integer
dirLocPrint = "c:\Printers"
fileLocPrint = "c:\Printers\printers.txt"

If Dir(dirLocPrint, vbDirectory) = "" Then MkDir dirLocPrint

ff = FreeFile
Open fileLocPrint For Output As #ff
           Print #ff, "LPT1"
           Print #ff, "LPT2"
      Close #ff
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 8091487
I don't see a need to use FSO in your code.It adds unneccessary overhead to the project.When you open a file for output(or append) it will be created if it does not exist.Also you were opening as File #2,but were closing File #1. Also it doesn't appear your function is returning anything,so I changed it to a sub.

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