create a folder

How would i check if a folder exists and if it doesn't create it?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
place this code in the top of a regular module

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Option Explicit
Public Declare Function MakeSureDirectoryPathExists Lib "imagehlp.dll" (ByVal lpPath As String) As Long


to check and create a folder if doesn't exists, simply use this code anywhere in your app

MakeSureDirectoryPathExists "c:\Folder1\Folder2\folder3\"

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that will create all the folders \Folder1\Folder2\folder3 if they don't exists
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
it doesn't seem to like it

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
and if i run the form i get an error telling me that this needs to be update to run on 64 bit
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you don't need the "End Function" line in the code
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
it doesn't matter i get an error either way

Also, it tells me that this will not work on 64 bit systems
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
ooh, use the mkdir() function

If Dir(strFullPath, vbDirectory) = vbNullString Then
    'folder doesn't exist, so create it
   mkDir strFullPath

   else

   msgbox "Folder exists"

end if

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
test his one for the 64 bit machine

Public Declare PtrSafe Function MakeSureDirectoryPathExists Lib "imagehlp.dll" (ByVal lpPath As String) As LongLong

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
@vbnetcoder

also test this one


Public Declare PtrSafe Function MakeSureDirectoryPathExists Lib "imagehlp.dll" (ByVal lpPath As String) As Long
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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