Sleep A While Then Check For File

Posted on 2005-03-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How can i use WScript.Sleep in a loop that checks for a file in a directory every five minutes?  If the file is there, would like to delete it then do something else.  Will be running a schedule task that executes a VBS file.  Any help would be much appreciated.
Question by:madasczik
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by:Jini Jose
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use a timer to do this
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JesterToo earned 2000 total points
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Dim strFileName
strFileName = "YourFileName"
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")  

Do While true
   If oFSO.FIleExists(strFileName) Then
      ' do something here
      Exit Do
   End If
   Wscript.Sleep (5 * 60 * 1000) ' 5 minutes

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