Rename a text file with VBA or a macro in access

Posted on 2006-11-08
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
How can I use MS Access to rename a file in another folder?

I have a file...  c:\test\file.txt
I want to use Access to rename it (like the ren function in DOS) to c:\test\NEW.txt

How can I do this? Can I do this? Will Britney ever find love again?
Question by:niner
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hongjun earned 200 total points
ID: 17899306
You can do this

FileCopy C:\test\file.txt, C:\test\NEW.txt
Kill C:\test\file.txt

Author Comment

ID: 17899373
How/where, in VBA?
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Expert Comment

ID: 17899386
Yes. in VBA

Expert Comment

ID: 17899410
That's pure VBSCRIPT, you can do as HonJun says .

Best Regards,

Paulo Condeça.

Author Comment

ID: 17899445
Ah, I got it. Can this be extrapolated to like *.txt or does the first filename need to be explicit?

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