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putting quotes around a string in VB Script  -  Windows 7

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I have a string that has the address of a directory.  I just built this string and now I want to see if it exists.  How do I add quotation marks around the directory?

Currently string  myDir has the value below in it.



myDir= \\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD

I need  "\\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD"  to test the presence of the folder
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by:5teveo
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Try

myDir= '"\\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD"' <--singles quotes on outside of string

myDir= ""\\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD"" <--2 double quotes on outside of string

myDir= """\\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD""" <--3 double quotes on outside of string
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Bill Prew earned 300 total points
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I use a small function for this, as shown below:

myDir = Quote("\\Main\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC\FolderD")

' Small routine to add double quotes around a string
Function Quote(strText)
   Quote = Chr(34) & strText & Chr(34)
End Function

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~bp
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by:MacroShadow
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You don't need quotation marks if myDir is a string variable, just pass myDir to your function that tests the path.
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