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VB Script to echo a list of file names to a text file is not working

VB Script to echo a list of file names to a text file is not working. Running it results in a VBScript runtime error (screen shot attached). I need help making this work.

Here is my code:

cscript FileList.vbs > "\\Domain-01.com\DFS$\care-one\groups\CORPORATE\Regional Accounting\Monthly Reports\Region Accounting\2014\03 March 2014\NJ\AP\FileList.txt"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objStartFolder = "\\Domain-01.com\DFS$\care-one\groups\CORPORATE\Regional Accounting\Monthly Reports\Region Accounting\2014\03 March 2014\NJ\AP"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)

Set colFiles = objFolder.Files

Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)
For Each objFile in colFiles
Wscript.Echo objFile.Name
Next
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sirbountyCommented:
Any reason why you can't do it all within the script?

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
outfile="filelist.txt"
objStartFolder = "\\Domain-01.com\DFS$\care-one\groups\CORPORATE\Regional Accounting\Monthly Reports\Region Accounting\2014\03 March 2014\NJ\AP"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)

Set colFiles = objFolder.Files

Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)
For Each objFile in colFiles
objFile.WriteLine objFile.Name
Next

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janthonynAuthor Commented:
sirbounty,

Thanks, but that didn't work. I ran the script and it returned another error for Line 11 Char 1. The error reads: Object doesn't support this property or method:'objFile.WriteLine' Code: 800A01B6 MSVBS runtime error

Any idea what could be substituted for the code in Line 11?
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sirbountyCommented:
I think it's the duplicate usage of objFile....


Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)
For Each oFile in colFiles '<<<change this objFile to oFile
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janthonynAuthor Commented:
I made the change and got the same error. My code became the following:

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
outfile="filelist.txt"
objStartFolder = "\\Domain-01.com\DFS$\care-one\groups\CORPORATE\Regional Accounting\Monthly Reports\Region Accounting\2014\03 March 2014\NJ\AP"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)

Set colFiles = objFolder.Files

Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)
For Each oFile in colFiles
objFile.WriteLine objFile.Name
Next
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sirbountyCommented:
Same situation, and my lack of pointing it out.
Your code is still referencing the wrong element, objFile.Name should be oFile.Name:

Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)
For Each oFile in colFiles
  objFile.WriteLine oFile.Name
Next

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janthonynAuthor Commented:
This is not working. I'm still getting an error. <<Object required: 'objFile' Code: 800A01AB, runtime error.

I'm testing it on my local drive now, outside of the workplace network. I've attached the code.
FileList.vbs
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janthonynAuthor Commented:
Maybe this is better done with a batch file?
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sirbountyCommented:
You took objfile back out though?  That's why the error...

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
outfile="filelist.txt"
objStartFolder = "C:\Users\Nels Anthony\Documents\Files & Folders\Desktop Folder\VBScript"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)
Set colFiles = objFolder.Files
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(outFile,True)  '<<< objFile is the output file

For Each oFile in colFiles  '<<< oFile is the object reference for each iteration of a file in colFiles
objFile.WriteLine oFile.Name '<<<Need both here - you're writing output to objFile, but the value of what you're writing is a property (.Name) of oFile
Next
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janthonynAuthor Commented:
sirbounty

You have restored my faith in experts-exchange. Thank you very much!
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sirbountyCommented:
I know it can be frustrating, but it's a back-and-forth exchange.  Were we seated together at a PC, this could have been sorted in about 5 minutes.  But since I can't see exactly what's happening on your end, it takes a bit longer.
So glad it's sorted out now though.
Thanks for the grade! :^)
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