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hello

i need a very simple way to search a users hard drive and see if a file is on it called test.txt with vb.net and asp.net
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by:BALMUKUND KESHAV
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Blingtec903, please refer the below link :
http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=341919

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unfurtunately there is no easy way to achieve this as browser security restrictions prevent client-side code from reading / writing to the client machine's filesystem. See this for more info
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t300923-read-client-side-text-file-in-aspnet.html


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i can not get this exmaple to work
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so is there a plane vb program that i can scan the users c drive for that file and creat e atext file for the user to upload ? if so can i get an exmaple of a vbfile that can scan the c drive for a file
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by:BALMUKUND KESHAV
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You know dos command to search a file in complete hard disk  like this :
make a batch file with following commands :
DIR C:\your filename.TXT /S
Run this batch file using vb shell command or by vb script in asp.web page .
If your filename is a variable then creat batch file in vb during run time and pass the filename.

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The following VB Procedure will demonstrate :

Sub makefile()
    Dim txtfilename As String
    txtfilename = Trim(InputBox("Enter File to Search"))
    txtbatchfile = "c:\batchfile.bat"
   
    Open txtbatchfile For Output As #1
        Print #1, "dir c:\" + Trim(txtfilename) + "/s >youroutput.txt"
        Close #1
    Dim tt
    tt = Shell(txtbatchfile, vbHide)
    MsgBox "Your result has been stored in Youroutput.txt file"
End Sub
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is there a vb gui form that you have that can better help me understand that
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by:Chris Jones
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this works inda
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