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I have a macro which copies files from one directory to another only if the following condition exists:
Costs*.xls.  If there are no files in the source directory, the vb script produces an error message that I do not want the users to see.  Is there any way to display a message box that says there are no files that meet the archive criterion?  I have attached my macro for your review.
Sub ArchiveFiles()
    Dim fso As Object
    
    Dim sSourceDir As String
    Dim sTargetDir As String
    
    sSourceDir = "C:\my documents\"
    sTargetDir = "C:\my documents\backup\"
    
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    
    fso.movefile Source:=sSourceDir & "Costs*.xls", Destination:=sTargetDir
    fso.movefile Source:=sSourceDir & "Status*.xls", Destination:=sTargetDir
    
End Sub

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The filesystemobject doesn't have a files collection that uses wildcards as far as I know - so, you'd first have to test using dir$, e.g.,

If Len(Dir$(fso.buildpath(sSourceDir, "Costs*.xls")) > 0 then

   ' do the move.

    fso.movefile Source:=sSourceDir & "Costs*.xls", Destination:=sTargetDir

else

    MsgBox "No matching files"

endif
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Peetm-
    Thanks, I will try this after lunch and let you know.

Rosemary
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That worked great!

Thanks!
Rosemary

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Thanks for getting back so quickly.
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