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What different methods are available ?

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-Alex
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try this
include "Microsoft Scripting Runtime" from project-references


Dim fso As FileSystemObject

Set fso = New FileSystemObject
fso.CopyFile "c:\sourcefile.txt", "c:\destination.txt", False
fso.MoveFile "c:\sourcefile.txt", "c:\destination.txt"

Set fso = Nothing


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' false means do not override
' true means override
fso.CopyFile "c:\sourcefile.txt", "c:\destination.txt", False


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to check if file exists, do this


If fso.FileExists("c:\myfile.txt") Then
    MsgBox "File Exist"
End If


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Thanks for selecting my comment as the answer. But why the grade of "B"? It could have been an A grade since my comment solved your problem directly. Note that a grade A given does not differ from a grade B or C to a questionner. It will not affect your question points value but rather it only affect your grading record. Your grading record will be better if you shows consistent A grading awarding habit.

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by:AlexF777
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Ok, what I am trying to accomplish is to override destination files if they already exist ( would be nice to be able
to use wild-cards too ).

fso.CopyFile will do it but only if destination is not read-only, fso.MoveFile -will not do it at all.

may be I am wrong ?

-Al

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wildcards?
Perhaps you try using Shell api

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