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I can copy the newest file. But I cant't Move it.

Hello here is my stumbling block. I have a script that copies the newest file in a folder based on file extention into another folder perfectly. But I am having trouble changing the script so that it moves the newest file. I Tried to Edit the line where objFSO.CopyFile strNewestFilePath, and change it to objFSO.MoveFile but this does not work.  Can some one help me to get it to move the file.
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strSourceFolder = "C:\Test1"
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strTargetFolder = "C:\Test2"
' Define each extension that you want to find the newest file of, separated by a semi-colon
' leave it blank to find the newest file in the whole folder
strExtensions = ".log"

' Make sure the target folder has a trailing slash
If Right(strTargetFolder, 1) <> "\" Then strTargetFolder = strTargetFolder & "\"
If strExtensions = "" Then
	arrExtensions = Array("")
Else
	arrExtensions = Split(strExtensions, ";")
End If
For Each strExt In arrExtensions
	' Here we call the GetNewestFile function, passing the path to the source folder for it to search
	strNewestFilePath = GetNewestFile(strSourceFolder, strExt)
	
	' Now copy the newest file to the target folder
	objFSO.CopyFile strNewestFilePath, strTargetFolder, True

	MsgBox strNewestFilePath & " was copied to " & strTargetFolder
Next

Function GetNewestFile(ByVal sPath,ByVal sExt)

	sNewestFile = Null   ' init value

	Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(sPath)
	Set oFiles = oFolder.Files

	' enumerate the files in the folder, finding the newest file
	For Each oFile In oFiles
		If sExt = "" Then
			On Error Resume Next
			If IsNull(sNewestFile) Then
				sNewestFile = oFile.Path
				dPrevDate = oFile.DateLastModified
			ElseIf dPrevDate < oFile.DateLastModified Then
				sNewestFile = oFile.Path
				dPrevDate = oFile.DateLastModified
			End If
			On Error Goto 0
		ElseIf Right(LCase(oFile.Name), Len(sExt)) = LCase(sExt) Then
			On Error Resume Next
			If IsNull(sNewestFile) Then
				sNewestFile = oFile.Path
				dPrevDate = oFile.DateLastModified
			ElseIf dPrevDate < oFile.DateLastModified Then
				sNewestFile = oFile.Path
				dPrevDate = oFile.DateLastModified
			End If
			On Error Goto 0			
		End If
	Next

	If IsNull(sNewestFile) Then sNewestFile = ""

	GetNewestFile = sNewestFile

End Function

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Check to see if you have write permissions on that folder. If you don't, then all you can do is read. It would help if you would post the error as well.
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doubled911

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I have full permissions to my folders and I am the owner. I dont have problems writting the folders.   But here is the error I get
The error I get says
Line: 22
Char: 2
Error: Wrong arguments or invalid property assignment: 'objFSO.MoveFile'
Code: 800A01C2
Movefile has different arguments:
fso.MoveFile "SourcePath&Filename", "TargetPath"
Or
fso.MoveFile Source:="SourcePath&Filename", Destination:="TargetPath"
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This should work fine:
      objFSO.MoveFile strNewestFilePath, strTargetFolder

the last parameter doesn't exist, but it doesn't overwrite either, it doesn't support that.

What you need to is delete it before moving it, by placing this line above that
      If objFSO.FileExists(strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1)) = True Then objFSO.DeleteFile strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1), True

Regards,

Rob.
Just wanted to say Thank your for the original code Rob... sir.  I believe I might be placing this in the wrong spot.  I believe the  
If objFSO.FileExists(strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1)) = True Then objFSO.DeleteFile strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1), True
 
is supposed to go back and delete the file after it copies it over???So I copied the upper portion of the code that I believe I should be altering based on how I'm interpreting your advice. The thing is its still copying which is good but the newest file is still in the original source folder Test 1.

Orginal Working Syntax:

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strSourceFolder = "C:\Test1"
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strTargetFolder = "C:\Test2"
' Define each extension that you want to find the newest file of, separated by a semi-colon
' leave it blank to find the newest file in the whole folder
strExtensions = ".log"

' Make sure the target folder has a trailing slash
If Right(strTargetFolder, 1) <> "\" Then strTargetFolder = strTargetFolder & "\"
If strExtensions = "" Then
	arrExtensions = Array("")
Else
	arrExtensions = Split(strExtensions, ";")
End If
For Each strExt In arrExtensions
	' Here we call the GetNewestFile function, passing the path to the source folder for it to search
	strNewestFilePath = GetNewestFile(strSourceFolder, strExt)
	
	' Now copy the newest file to the target folder
	objFSO.CopyFile strNewestFilePath, strTargetFolder, True

My Changes:

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strSourceFolder = "C:\Test1"
' Define the folder path to find the newest file here:
strTargetFolder = "C:\Test2"
' Define each extension that you want to find the newest file of, separated by a semi-colon
' leave it blank to find the newest file in the whole folder
strExtensions = ".log"

' Make sure the target folder has a trailing slash
If objFSO.FileExists(strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1)) = True Then objFSO.DeleteFile strTargetFolder & Mid(strNewestFilePath, InStrRev(strNewestFilePath, "\") + 1), True
If Right(strTargetFolder, 1) <> "\" Then strTargetFolder = strTargetFolder & "\"
If strExtensions = "" Then
	arrExtensions = Array("")
Else
	arrExtensions = Split(strExtensions, ";")
End If
For Each strExt In arrExtensions
	' Here we call the GetNewestFile function, passing the path to the source folder for it to search
	strNewestFilePath = GetNewestFile(strSourceFolder, strExt)
	
	' Now copy the newest file to the target folder
	objFSO.CopyFile strNewestFilePath, strTargetFolder, True

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OMG!!!! Dude you are pure Genius!!!! LOL Man you just made my day!! Thank you!!!! I feel like I owe you a beer or somthing. LOL!! Thank you sir!!
Rob is really on his A game really truely knowledgeable.
Thanks for the grade.

Glad I could help.

Regards,

Rob.