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Dear Experts

I am building an HR database in Access & one of the features I want to have is the ability to move an employee's folder when they resign.

An employee's folder will typically have 1/2 a dozen subfolders and lots of different file types stored within

A typical move would be:

from:
C:\Users\xxx\HR\Current Employees\Individual HR Files\Jo Bloggs-1\

to:
C:\Users\xxx\HR\Ex Employees\Individual HR Files\Jo Bloggs-1\

Can anybody help?
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Question by:correlate
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Take a look at this article about moving files and folders... there is a function in there to move folders, which I think is what you want:

http://www.rondebruin.nl/folder.htm

(look at the code for "Sub Move_Rename_Folder()")
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dim fso As Object
 dim fromPath As String
 dim toPath As String
set fso = createObject("scripting.filesystemobject")

frompath="C:\Users\xxx\HR\Current Employees\Individual HR Files\Jo Bloggs-1\"
toPath="C:\Users\xxx\HR\Ex Employees\Individual HR Files\Jo Bloggs-1\

fso.MoveFolder Source:=FromPath, Destination:=ToPath
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by:mbizup
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Just a note -

The code in that article uses the File Scripting Object library, so you would have to add a reference.

From the VBA Editor:

Tools -> References , check Microsoft Scripting Runtime


Edit:

Actually never mind the reference.  The code uses Late Binding, so an explicit reference is not needed.
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by:correlate
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Brilliant - thank you very much
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correlate,

The code that capricorn1 posted is exactly what is in the article I linked to.

The difference is that the function in the article contains some additional checks to ensure that the paths specified are valid for those operations.
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by:correlate
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Hi mbizup,

Apologies for that - in my haste I overlooked that - simply saw capricorn1's code there, tried it & it worked - very happy to reallocate as that would seem fairest.
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Thanks... if you click the request attention button a mod can reopen it for you.
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Excellant - thanks for your help
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