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check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...

check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...

(OP)
Hello,

I need some method of checking a file exists and then copying it,
moving it and deleting the original source etc...

As I have not done much of this before I thought it wise to ask
the experts!

Reading about it seems that Fso seems a common way of doing these things.

Is this the best / most reliable approach?

As always many thanks for any advice.

Mark.

RE: check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...


Hello,

You don't say what operating system you are running, but if using windows, then I would use Windows Explorer - navigate to the folder your files could be in, see if they are there, and do what you want.

Macs are fairly similar - Linux I don't know well enough to help.

RE: check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...

I think the OP may be asking about programmatic access, rather than GUI browsing. And, given this is an Access forum, I think we can safely conclude the OS is Windows.

RE: check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...

(OP)
Sorry for clarity, I am using Windows 7 and Access 2013.

I am looking at determining a method for the following:

1. To check a folder exists.
2. To check a file exists
3. To copy a file to a new location and and rename the file.
4. To delete a file
5. To check weather a file is open
6. To check whether a file is read only.

Am I correct to think that if a file is open, it can not be
Copied or deleted?

Also if a file is read only, I think it has to be changed to
none read only before copying.

I "think" there are various approaches to this and was wondering how others
approach this. I want to achieve the above via vba.

Many thanks.

Regards Mark.

RE: check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...

Most of the answers - if not all of them - you can find here smile

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RE: check file exists, copy, move, delete etc...


"I think the OP may be asking about programmatic access, rather than GUI browsing. And, given this is an Access forum, I think we can safely conclude the OS is Windows. " by Strongman

My apologies, I misunderstood.

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