VBScript » FileSystemObject » MoveFile

Version: 2.0

object.MoveFile source, destination
Accepts a path to the file(s) being moved.
Accepts a path to where the file(s) will be moved to.

Moves one or more files from one location to another.

Wildcards can be used within the source string, providing it is the last component in the path, to enable the moving of multiple files, but cannot be used in the destination string. Note that if the source does contain wildcards, or if the destination ends with a back-slash (path separator), it is automatically assumed that the destination is an existing folder and any matching files are moved to it.


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

It is recommended that you use the FileExists method when moving a file - if a source file doesn't exist you'll get an error. An error also occurs if the destination is a directory or an existing file.

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