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I want to use XCOPY toand have filenames with spaces.

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I am using VBA and a shell comand to move files from one location on the network to another, e.g.

    retval = Shell("XCOPY" & " \\MYSERVER\DATA\D1\D2\D3\Input\Historic\My File.txt ANOTHERSERVER:\TestCopy", 0)

As you can see the filename in this example has a space and the copy fails because of this. I cannot change the filenames because of other dependencies. What is the syntax to use (from with a VBA module to get this to work?


Many thanks

PS this syntax works for filenames without spaces
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Enclose the file name in quotation marks.

Perhaps something like this to get the quotation marks in there:
    retval = Shell("XCOPY " & """" & "\\MYSERVER\DATA\D1\D2\D3\Input\Historic\My File.txt ANOTHERSERVER:\TestCopy" & """", 0)
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