Move\Copy Files with\without override

What different methods are available ?

Thank You
-Alex
AlexF777Asked:
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hongjunCommented:
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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hongjunCommented:
' false means do not override
' true means override
fso.CopyFile "c:\sourcefile.txt", "c:\destination.txt", False


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hongjunCommented:
to check if file exists, do this


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


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hongjunCommented:
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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Please explain the reason for the B grade.

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AlexF777Author Commented:
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

hongjunCommented:
wildcards?
Perhaps you try using Shell api

hongjun
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