Create folder in vbs

Posted on 2009-07-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi Experts
I need to create a vbs script that allows me to rename and copies files to a folder on the same server

I have managed to find the code for renaming the file based on the creation date
But now I also need for this file to be copied to a folder that potentially doesnt exist


report is created called sample.csv

script is run nightly to pick up the new file and rename it to the creation date sam_120709.csv

how do I then move the file into a folder that doesnt exist

am looking to put files into monthly folders

folder name is simply yyyymm

Below is what I have so far

Thanks in advance

strComputer = "."

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set FileList = objWMIService.ExecQuery _

    ("ASSOCIATORS OF {Win32_Directory.Name='C \Report'} Where " _

        & "ResultClass = CIM_DataFile")

For Each objFile In FileList

    strDate = Left(objFile.CreationDate, 8)

    strNewName = objFile.Drive & objFile.Path & _

       "X143" & "_" & strDate & "." & "csv"

    strNameCheck = Replace(strNewName, "\", "\\")

    i = 1

    Do While True

        Set colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _

            ("Select * from Cim_Datafile Where Name = '" & strNameCheck & "'")

        If colFiles.Count = 0 Then

            errResult = objFile.Rename(strNewName)

            Exit Do


            i = i + 1

            strNewName = objFile.Drive & objFile.Path & _

                "X143" & "_" & strDate & "_" & i & "." & "csv"

            strNameCheck = Replace(strNewName, "\", "\\")

        End If



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Question by:Ninjaguy900
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Expert Comment

ID: 24841587
This should work for you.
'Set New Folder name for date

yy = DatePart("yyyy",DateAdd("d",-1,Date))

mon = DatePart("m",DateAdd("d",-1,Date))

If len(mon) = 1 Then

     mon = "0" & mon

End If

'Set New Folder, Create new folder

NewFolder = "C:\test\" & yy & mon

objFSO.CreateFolder (NewFolder)

wScript.Echo "Folder Created: " & newfolder

'Creates Folder Obj

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(foldera)

Set colFiles = objFolder.Files

'Start Files Move

For Each objFile In colFiles

     WScript.Echo "Moving " & objFile.Path & " to " & newfolder & "..." & objFSO.GetFileName(objFile.Path)

     objFSO.MoveFile objFile.Path, NewFolder & "\"


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Accepted Solution

Shift-3 earned 500 total points
ID: 24841798
Paste the script below into a text file with a .vbs extension.  Customize the value of the strSource variable on line 1 with the location of the folder containing the report files.  Customize the value of the strDest variable on line 3 with the location of the folder under which to create dated subfolders.  This can be the same as the source directory.

Running the script (e.g. with cscript scriptname.vbs) will echo the actions to be taken.  Once you have tested it successfully and are sure it will do what you intend, remove the apostrophe from the beginning of line 30 to move and rename the files.

strSource = "C:\Report"

strExt = "csv"

strDest = "C:\Report"

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objSource = objFSO.GetFolder(strSource)

For Each objFile in objSource.Files

    strFileExt = objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Path)


    If LCase(strFileExt) = LCase(strExt) Then

        If strFileExt <> "" Then

            strFileExt = "." & strFileExt

        End If


        strMM = Right("0" & Month(objFile.DateCreated), 2)

        strDD = Right("0" & Day(objFile.DateCreated), 2)

        strYY = Right(Year(objFile.DateCreated), 2)

        strYYYY = Year(objFile.DateCreated)


        strNewName = Left(objFile.Name, 3) & "_" & strMM & strDD & strYY & strFileExt

        strNewFolder = strDest & "\" & strYYYY & strMM

        strNewPath = strNewFolder & "\" & strNewName


        If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strNewFolder) Then


        End If


        WScript.Echo "Move " & objFile.Path & " to " & strNewPath

        'objFSO.MoveFile objFile.Path, strNewPath

    End If


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Author Comment

ID: 24847728
Many thanks for you prompt response
I'm having a very steep learning curve !
Skipper68 - I am getting an error on your code on line 10 - really done know why
Shift-3 the code works to a point, it creates the folders based on the creation date, but fails to move them into the folder
Am I missing something?

What should the correct process be
copy , rename, then move, then delete
or is it possible to rename & move in the same segment of script

many thanks

Author Comment

ID: 24847984
My bad Shift-3:
hadn't removed the apostrophe from the beginning of line 30!

many thanks

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