?
Solved

System.IO Console App, Copy Folder

Posted on 2008-06-10
4
Medium Priority
?
508 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I want to create a small console app that copys all files from one folder to another, but deletes all files in the destination folder first.

Thanks
string[] files = Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\temp");
            string[] sfiles = Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\temp1");
 
            foreach (string file in files)
                File.Delete(file);
 
            foreach (string sfile in sfiles)
                File.Copy(sfile, "@c:\temp");

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:martgriff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:mastoo
mastoo earned 400 total points
ID: 21751318
string[] files = Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\temp");

            string[] sfiles = Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\temp1");
 
            foreach (string file in files)
{
                File.Copy(sfile, "c:\\temp");
              File.Delete(file);
}
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
jcoehoorn earned 800 total points
ID: 21751403

void CopyFolder(string srcPath, string destPath)
{
    string[] files = Directory.GetFiles(destPath);
    foreach (string file in files)
    {
        File.Delete(file);
    }
 
    if (!destPath.EndsWith(@"\")) destPath += @"\";
 
    files = Directory.GetFiles(srcPath);
    foreach (string file in files)
    {
       FileInfo theFile = new FileInfo(file);
       File.Copy(file, destPath + theFile.Name);
    }
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:jandromeda
jandromeda earned 800 total points
ID: 21752200
Here you go.
DirectoryInfo source = new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\My_Documents\My_Projects\DotNET\ExpertExchange\BkSource");
			DirectoryInfo dest = new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\My_Documents\My_Projects\DotNET\ExpertExchange\BkTarget");
			
			FileInfo[] files = dest.GetFiles();
			
			// Copy files in the destination folder
			foreach (FileInfo file in files)
			{
				file.Delete();
			}
			
			files = source.GetFiles();
			
			// Copy all the files in source folder to destination folder
			foreach (FileInfo file in files)
			{
				file.CopyTo(Path.Combine(dest.FullName, file.Name), true);
			}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:martgriff
ID: 31465718
Thanks for you help, I dod manage to sort this.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.
The viewer will learn how to synchronize PHP projects with a remote server in NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Windows.
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question