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Copy and rename files in a folder

Posted on 2003-11-18
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I need a real simple program done in VBS or another MS based NON_Compiledable program that will copy all the files in a flder then add the system date to the current file name.  I have been out of programming VB or VBS for a long time so I am seeing if there is one here that people already use.  If it is done in VBS I can copy that code into the program I have and it should work there because it looks like VBS all over it.

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by:Richie_Simonetti
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dim fso
dim fld
dim ff

set fso= createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
set fld =fso.getfolder("c:\temp")
for each ff  in fld.files
     name ff.name as mid(ff.name,1,len(ff.name)-4) & format(now,"mm-dd-yy") & right(ff.name),4)
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sorry:
Sub test()
Dim fso
Dim fld
Dim ff
Dim filename

Set fso = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
Set fld = fso.getfolder("C:\TEMP\temp")
For Each ff In fld.Files
     filename = "c:\temp\temp\" & ff.Name
     Name filename As Mid(filename, 1, Len(ff.Name) - 4) & Format(Now, "mm-dd-yy") & Right(filename, 4)
Next
End Sub
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sorry again
     Name filename As Mid(filename, 1, Len(filename) - 4) & Format(Now, "mm-dd-yy") & Right(filename, 4)
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wsteegmans earned 500 total points
ID: 9773950
Hi craigs,

Here a real VB-Script, that also processes your subfolders ...

Dim fso
Dim strCurrentDate

Set fso = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
Call BuildCurrentDate
Call CopyFilesWithDateStamp ("c:\temp\TempSource", "c:\temp\TempDestination")
Set fso = Nothing

Sub CopyFilesWithDateStamp(strSourceFolder, strDestinationFolder)

    Dim fsoFile
    Dim fsoFolder
    Dim fsoSubFolder
    Dim strFileNameFront
    Dim strFileExt
    Dim strNewFileName
   
    Set fsoFolder = fso.GetFolder(strSourceFolder)
    For Each fsoSubFolder In fsoFolder.SubFolders
        fso.CreateFolder strDestinationFolder & "\" & fsoSubFolder.Name
        CopyFilesWithDateStamp fsoSubFolder.Path, strDestinationFolder & "\" & fsoSubFolder.Name
    Next
   
    For Each fsoFile In fsoFolder.Files
        BreakFileName fsoFile.Name, strFileNameFront, strFileExt
        strNewFileName = strFileNameFront & "_" & strCurrentDate & strFileExt
        fsoFile.Copy strDestinationFolder & "\" & strNewFileName
    Next
   
    Set fsoFile = Nothing
    Set fsoFolder = Nothing
    Set fsoSubFolder = Nothing
   
End Sub

Sub BreakFileName(strFullName, strFront, strExtension)

    Dim intPos
   
    strFront = strFullName
    strExtension = ""
   
    intPos = InStrRev(strFullName, ".")
    If intPos > 0 Then
        strFront = Left(strFullName, intPos - 1)
        strExtension = Mid(strFullName, intPos)
    End If

End Sub

Sub BuildCurrentDate

    strCurrentDate = Year(date())
    If (Month(date()) < 10) Then
        strCurrentDate = strCurrentDate & "0" & Month(date())
    Else
        strCurrentDate = strCurrentDate & Month(date())
    End If
    If (Day(date()) < 10) Then
        strCurrentDate = strCurrentDate & "0" & Day(Date())
    Else
        strCurrentDate = strCurrentDate & Day(Date())
    End If

End Sub
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