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Experts,

I need a vbscript that will return the file name of the latest date modified file within a folder.

For example 3 files in folder:

test1.xls          4/3/2011
test2.xls          4/1/2009
test3.xls          5/3/2001

I need it to return  test1.xls

Any ideas?

Thanks.
Dim objFSO, filename, strFiles, objFile
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objSelectedFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("c:\temp\")

    Set colFiles = objSelectedFolder.Files
    For Each objFile In colFiles
        strFiles = objFile.name
      end if
    Next
filename =  strFiles

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Question by:asmyatt
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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Hello, you can try this:

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

SearchFolder = "c:\temp\"
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(SearchFolder)

NewestFile = ""
NewestDate = #1/1/1970#

For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
    If objFile.DateLastModified > NewestDate Then
        NewestDate = objFile.DateLastModified
        NewestFile = objFile.Name
    End If
Next

WScript.Echo NewestFile

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