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Hello EE,

From different sources I have gotten multiple ways to pull folder, subfolder, and file information using Access 2003.  The code below represents the easiest way for me to get folders, their subfolders, and file name info into an Access table.  However, it does not provide the file date or the file size.  I added the DIMs, but don't know how to pull the date and size as it is looping through.  Can you help?  The bulk of the code below is courtesy of Allen Browne.

Thanks,

LVBarnes
Sub runListFiles()

    'Usage example.

    Dim strPath As String

    Dim strFileSpec As String

    Dim booIncludeSubfolders As Boolean

    Dim gCount As Long

    Dim FileDate As String

    Dim FileSize As Long

    

            

    strPath = "C:\"

    strFileSpec = "*.*"

    booIncludeSubfolders = True

    

    ListFilesToTable strPath, strFileSpec, booIncludeSubfolders

End Sub
 

Public Function ListFilesToTable(strPath As String _

    , Optional strFileSpec As String = "*.*" _

    , Optional bIncludeSubfolders As Boolean _

    )

On Error GoTo Err_Handler

    'Purpose:   List the files in the path.

    'Arguments: strPath = the path to search.

    '           strFileSpec = "*.*" unless you specify differently.

    '           bIncludeSubfolders: If True, returns results from subdirectories of strPath as well.

    'Method:    FilDir() adds items to a collection, calling itself recursively for subfolders.

    

    Dim colDirList As New Collection

    Dim varitem As Variant

    Dim rst As DAO.Recordset

    Dim mStartTime As Date

    Dim mSeconds As Long

    Dim mMin As Long

    Dim mMsg As String

    Dim gCount As Long

      

      

   mStartTime = Now()

   '--------

    

    Call FillDirToTable(colDirList, strPath, strFileSpec, bIncludeSubfolders)

      

   mSeconds = DateDiff("s", mStartTime, Now())

   

   mMin = mSeconds \ 60

   If mMin > 0 Then

      mMsg = mMin & " min "

      mSeconds = mSeconds - (mMin * 60)

   Else

      mMsg = ""

   End If

   

   mMsg = mMsg & mSeconds & " seconds"

   

   MsgBox "Done adding " & Format(gCount, "#,##0") & " files from " & strPath _

      & IIf(Len(Trim(strFileSpec)) > 0, " for file specification --> " & strFileSpec, "") _

      & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & mMsg, , "Done"

  

Exit_Handler:

   SysCmd acSysCmdClearStatus

   '--------

    

    Exit Function
 

Err_Handler:

    MsgBox "Error " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description, , "ERROR"

    

    'remove next line after debugged -- added by Crystal

    'Stop: Resume 'added by Crystal

    

    Resume Exit_Handler

End Function
 

Private Function FillDirToTable(colDirList As Collection _

    , ByVal strFolder As String _

    , strFileSpec As String _

    , bIncludeSubfolders As Boolean)

   

    'Build up a list of files, and then add add to this list, any additional folders

    On Error GoTo Err_Handler

    

    Dim strTemp As String

    Dim colFolders As New Collection

    Dim vFolderName As Variant

    Dim strSQL As String

    Dim gCount As Long

    Dim FileDate As String

    Dim FileSize As Long
 

    'Add the files to the folder.

    strFolder = TrailingSlash(strFolder)

    strTemp = Dir(strFolder & strFileSpec)

    'FileDate = HELP HERE

    Do While strTemp <> vbNullString

         gCount = gCount + 1

         SysCmd acSysCmdSetStatus, gCount

         strSQL = "INSERT INTO tblFiles " & " (FName, FPath, FDate, FSize) " & _

         " SELECT """ & strTemp & """" & ", """ & strFolder & """, """ & FileDate & """, """ & FileSize & """;"

         CurrentDb.Execute strSQL

        colDirList.Add strFolder & strTemp

        strTemp = Dir

    Loop
 

    If bIncludeSubfolders Then

        'Build collection of additional subfolders.

        strTemp = Dir(strFolder, vbDirectory)

        Do While strTemp <> vbNullString

            If (strTemp <> ".") And (strTemp <> "..") Then

                If (GetAttr(strFolder & strTemp) And vbDirectory) <> 0& Then

                    colFolders.Add strTemp

                End If

            End If

            strTemp = Dir

        Loop

        'Call function recursively for each subfolder.

        For Each vFolderName In colFolders

            Call FillDirToTable(colDirList, strFolder & TrailingSlash(vFolderName), strFileSpec, True)

        Next vFolderName

    End If
 

Exit_Handler:

    

    Exit Function
 

Err_Handler:

    strSQL = "INSERT INTO tblFiles " _

    & " (FName, FPath) " _

    & " SELECT ""  ~~~ ERROR ~~~""" _

    & ", """ & strFolder & """;"

    CurrentDb.Execute strSQL

    

    Resume Exit_Handler

End Function
 

Public Function TrailingSlash(varIn As Variant) As String

    If Len(varIn) > 0& Then

        If Right(varIn, 1&) = "\" Then

            TrailingSlash = varIn

        Else

            TrailingSlash = varIn & "\"

        End If

    End If

End Function

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 strTemp = Dir(strFolder & strFileSpec)
    'FileDate = HELP HERE

     FileDate=fileDateTime(strFolder & strFileSpec)
     
     FileSize=fileLen(strFolder & strFileSpec)
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oops sorry

strTemp = Dir(strFolder & strFileSpec)
    'FileDate = HELP HERE

     FileDate=fileDateTime(strFolder & strTemp)
     
     FileSize=fileLen(strFolder & strTemp)
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by:Lawrence Barnes
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Hi Capricorn :)

Thanks to you I am now getting a file date and a file size :)  BUT, thanks to me I'm getting the same file date/file size for every file within a directory.  Probably because it's in the wrong part of the loop.  I'll continue to hack on it.. but could you tell me where I should place the filedate/filesize code?  New code pasted below.

I could startup another question if needed.

LVBarnes
Option Compare Database
 

Option Explicit
 

Sub runListFiles()

    'Usage example.

    Dim strPath As String

    Dim strFileSpec As String

    Dim booIncludeSubfolders As Boolean

    Dim gCount As Long

    Dim FileDate As String

    Dim FileSize As Long

    

            

    strPath = "C:\"

    strFileSpec = "*.*"

    booIncludeSubfolders = True

    

    ListFilesToTable strPath, strFileSpec, booIncludeSubfolders

End Sub
 

Public Function ListFilesToTable(strPath As String _

    , Optional strFileSpec As String = "*.*" _

    , Optional bIncludeSubfolders As Boolean _

    )

On Error GoTo Err_Handler

    'Purpose:   List the files in the path.

    'Arguments: strPath = the path to search.

    '           strFileSpec = "*.*" unless you specify differently.

    '           bIncludeSubfolders: If True, returns results from subdirectories of strPath as well.

    'Method:    FilDir() adds items to a collection, calling itself recursively for subfolders.

    

    Dim colDirList As New Collection

    Dim varitem As Variant

    Dim rst As DAO.Recordset

    Dim mStartTime As Date

    Dim mSeconds As Long

    Dim mMin As Long

    Dim mMsg As String

    Dim gCount As Long

      

      

   mStartTime = Now()

   '--------

    

    Call FillDirToTable(colDirList, strPath, strFileSpec, bIncludeSubfolders)

      

   mSeconds = DateDiff("s", mStartTime, Now())

   

   mMin = mSeconds \ 60

   If mMin > 0 Then

      mMsg = mMin & " min "

      mSeconds = mSeconds - (mMin * 60)

   Else

      mMsg = ""

   End If

   

   mMsg = mMsg & mSeconds & " seconds"

   

   MsgBox "Done adding " & Format(gCount, "#,##0") & " files from " & strPath _

      & IIf(Len(Trim(strFileSpec)) > 0, " for file specification --> " & strFileSpec, "") _

      & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & mMsg, , "Done"

  

Exit_Handler:

   SysCmd acSysCmdClearStatus

   '--------

    

    Exit Function
 

Err_Handler:

    MsgBox "Error " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description, , "ERROR"

    

    'remove next line after debugged -- added by Crystal

    'Stop: Resume 'added by Crystal

    

    Resume Exit_Handler

End Function
 

Private Function FillDirToTable(colDirList As Collection _

    , ByVal strFolder As String _

    , strFileSpec As String _

    , bIncludeSubfolders As Boolean)

   

    'Build up a list of files, and then add add to this list, any additional folders

    On Error GoTo Err_Handler

    

    Dim strTemp As String

    Dim colFolders As New Collection

    Dim vFolderName As Variant

    Dim strSQL As String

    Dim gCount As Long

    Dim FileDate As String

    Dim FileSize As Long
 

    'Add the files to the folder.

    strFolder = TrailingSlash(strFolder)

    strTemp = Dir(strFolder & strFileSpec)

    FileDate = FileDateTime(strFolder & strTemp)

    FileSize = FileLen(strFolder & strTemp)

    

    Do While strTemp <> vbNullString

         gCount = gCount + 1

         SysCmd acSysCmdSetStatus, gCount

         strSQL = "INSERT INTO tblFiles " & " (FName, FPath, FDate, FSize) " & _

         " SELECT """ & strTemp & """" & ", """ & strFolder & """, """ & FileDate & """, """ & FileSize & """;"

         CurrentDb.Execute strSQL

        colDirList.Add strFolder & strTemp

        strTemp = Dir

    Loop
 

    If bIncludeSubfolders Then

        'Build collection of additional subfolders.

        strTemp = Dir(strFolder, vbDirectory)

        Do While strTemp <> vbNullString

            If (strTemp <> ".") And (strTemp <> "..") Then

                If (GetAttr(strFolder & strTemp) And vbDirectory) <> 0& Then

                    colFolders.Add strTemp

                End If

            End If

            strTemp = Dir

        Loop

        'Call function recursively for each subfolder.

        For Each vFolderName In colFolders

            Call FillDirToTable(colDirList, strFolder & TrailingSlash(vFolderName), strFileSpec, True)

        Next vFolderName

    End If
 

Exit_Handler:

    

    Exit Function
 

Err_Handler:

    strSQL = "INSERT INTO tblFiles " _

    & " (FName, FPath, FDate, FSize) " _

    & " SELECT ""  ~~~ ERROR ~~~""" _

    & ", """ & strFolder & """, """ & FileDate & """, """ & FileSize & """;"

    CurrentDb.Execute strSQL

    

    Resume Exit_Handler

End Function
 

Public Function TrailingSlash(varIn As Variant) As String

    If Len(varIn) > 0& Then

        If Right(varIn, 1&) = "\" Then

            TrailingSlash = varIn

        Else

            TrailingSlash = varIn & "\"

        End If

    End If

End Function

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place it inside the loop


   
    Do While strTemp <> vbNullString

         FileDate = FileDateTime(strFolder & strTemp)
          FileSize = FileLen(strFolder & strTemp)
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Thank you again Capricorn :)
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