VBScript » FileSystemObject » CopyFile

Version: 2.0

object.CopyFile source, destination [,overwrite]
Receives the location of one or more files to be copied.
Receives the location to where one or more files in source will be copied.
The overwrite parameter is a Boolean. True allows the overwriting of existing files in the destination, providing that the permissions on the destination allow it ( if the destination is set as read-only, the CopyFile method will fail). An overwrite setting of False prevents existing files in the destination from being overwritten.

This method allows us to copy one or more files from one location (the source) to another (destination).

Wildcards can be used within the source string, providing it is the last component in the path, to enable the copying of multiple files, but cannot be used in the destination string. Note that if the source does contain wildcards, it is automatically assumed that the destination is an existing folder and any matching files are copied to it.

It is recommended that you use the FileExists method when copying or moving a file - if a source file doesn't exist you'll get an error.


dim filesys
set filesys=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If filesys.FileExists("c:\sourcefolder\anyfile.html") Then
filesys.CopyFile "c:\sourcefolder\anyfile.html", "c:\destfolder\"
End If