Error:52:Bad file name or number

Error could be thrown sometimes in vb6 application ,when getting file name from specific folder from the nertwork and this folder contains hundreds of pdf files .Naming convention of that files look like this

5_4_40_55_78_55_64_88.pdf

This function throws error
strFile = Dir$(strFolder)


Error:52:Bad file name or number

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DoctorMahdiCommented:
Try like this one
strPath = Trim(Filepath) & Trim(strFolder) & "*.pdf"
strFile = Dir(strPath)

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DoctorMahdiCommented:
If that did'nt help it
write here your complete code
Ratto99Commented:
You may need to verify you are using the right "server" path.  Instead of using the drive letter ("X:"), make sure you use the "\\server\folder\folder" and see if that corrects your problem.  You also may need to make sure you don't try to use the "strFile" in another part of the code without making sure there is a value of "strFile".  This may be causing your problem.

Example:
If strFile <>"" then
   'Put the rest of code that needs the "strFile" value here
else
   Stop
   'No file to use!
Endif

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