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Visual Basic 6 dir command not working as expected

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I needed a program to loop through all sub-folders of a specified directory and check if a file exists. For testing, I made the folder to loop through c:\ and then I stuck a file called findme.txt in one of the sub-folders. I added code to show all sub-folders in c:\. This worked fine. I then used the DIR function to see if the file existed in any of the sub-folders. As soon as this command is added, I get an error "Invalid procedure call" and it highlights "A = Dir$". If I run the DIR command separately, it works fine. If I run the code to enumerate the sub-folders, it works fine, but combined always gives an error. What am I doing wrong? The code below works, until you uncomment out the Dir function code.
Dim A As String
A = Dir$("C:\", vbDirectory)
Do While A <> "" And A <> "." And A <> ".." And A <> "live"
    If GetAttr("c:\" & A) = "16" Or GetAttr("c:\" & A) = "17" Then
        MsgBox "c:\" & A
        'If Dir("c:\" & A & "\findme.txt") <> "" Then
            'Form1.List1.AddItem "c:\" & A & "\findme.txt"
        'Else
            'Form1.List1.AddItem "c:\" & A
        'End If
    End If
A = Dir$

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try this

Dim A As String
Dim dirCol As New Collection

A = Dir$("C:\", vbDirectory)

Do While A <> "" And A <> "." And A <> ".." And A <> "live"
   
    If GetAttr("c:\" & A) = "16" Or GetAttr("c:\" & A) = "17" Then
        MsgBox "c:\" & A
        dirCol.Add "c:\" & A
    End If
   
    A = Dir$

Loop

Dim i As Integer

For i = 1 To dirCol.Count
     
        A = dirCol.Item(i)
     
        If Dir(A & "\findme.txt") <> "" Then
            Form1.List1.AddItem A & "\findme.txt"
        Else
            Form1.List1.AddItem A
        End If

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by:advcom
ID: 34152692
Thanks, that worked perfectly
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