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I am trying to check if a directory exist or not , if yes  delete the contents and new contents

On Error Resume Next
ad = File1.Path & "\" & ab
Fpath = File1.Path
If (GetAttr(ab) And vbDirectory) Then
Kill (File1.Path & "\" & ab & "\*.*")
Else
MkDir (ad)
End If

My file path is K:\Apps\CBS\MCI\0728 and it has to check for another 0728 directory in that..
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Question by:ajaypappan
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by:planocz
ID: 11718321
hi,
here is some code. I may have missed a piece.
just run it with break points and look to see if this will work for you.

dim MYPath  as string =" K:\Apps\CBS\MCI\0728"

Imports System.IO

   Public Sub GetALLFiles(byval MYPath as string)
     
        ' Create a reference to the current directory.
        Dim di As New DirectoryInfo(MYPath)
        ' Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
        Dim fi As FileInfo() = di.GetFiles()
        Dim fiTemp As FileInfo
         For Each fiTemp In fi
            If fiTemp.Exists = true Then
               fiTemp.delete  
            End If
        Next fiTemp
    End Sub
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by:ajaypappan
ID: 11718344
I am using vb5...
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by:planocz
ID: 11718417
why are you posting in vb.net?
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by:ajaypappan
ID: 11718436
can anyone move it to vb section..?
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planocz earned 150 total points
ID: 11718509
check links....

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20595372.html

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=1981


sample:

Dim FSO As FileSystemObject
Set FSO = New FileSystemObject

If FSO.FolderExists("C:\winnt") Then
    Debug.Print "Exists"
Else
    Debug.Print "Doesn't"
End If

Set FSO = Nothing
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by:Bob Learned
ID: 11722491
Also, If Len(Dir$(path, vbDirectory)) > 0.  

planocz has the right approach.


To move a question to another topic area, post a free question in the Community Support topic area, and ask a moderator to move the question, giving them the URL.

Bob
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