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Get the name of a file of a string containing the full path name

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I have the full path name in a string variable, eg.:
strFileName = "C:\temp\filename.txt"

How do I extract only the filename from the string above, in this case that would be "filename" only?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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   Dim strFullPathToFileName As String
    Dim strPath As String
    Dim strFileName As String
    Dim backslashPos As Integer
   
    strFullPathToFileName = "C:\temp\filename.txt"
    backslashPos = InStrRev(strFullPathToFileName, "\")
    If backslashPos > 0 Then
        strPath = Left(strFullPathToFileName, backslashPos)
        strFileName = Mid(strFullPathToFileName, backslashPos + 1)
    Else
        strPath = ""
        strFileName = strFullPathToFileName
    End If
   
    Debug.Print strPath
    Debug.Print strFileName

Regards,

Idle_Mind
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Mike Tomlinson earned 250 total points
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If you want the filename without the extension then do the exact same thing using strFileName, but search for "." instead of "\".

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