I'm trying to have the program to copy the files with certain characters. The files to be copied over should be between the today's date and 100 days before today. My program can run, but nothing show up on the new folder. I did make sure that the file is between those date. I don't get any error, so I have no idea where to fix. I have tried other methods, none of them working.
I try to mix the code from http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/s3/win026.htm. I was playing abround with it, only
copy_folder() is working. I'm getting runtime error '53' - File not found on
Copy_Files_Dates() give me nothing as well.
Anyway, what is wrong with my code and how can I incorporate the
FileExt to my code below? Thanks!
Dim FSO As Object
Dim FromPath As String
Dim ToPath As String
Dim Fdate As Date
Dim FileExt As String
Dim objFile As Object
Dim objFolder As Object
FromPath = "C:\Users\Run" '<< Change
ToPath = "C:\Users\Test" '<< Change
FileExt = "*BT.csv"
If Right(FromPath, 1) <> "\" Then
FromPath = FromPath & "\"
Set FSO = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
If FSO.FolderExists(FromPath) = False Then
MsgBox FromPath & " doesn't exist"
If FSO.FolderExists(ToPath) = False Then
MsgBox ToPath & " doesn't exist"
For Each objFolder In FSO.GetFolder(FromPath).SubFolders
For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
Fdate = Int(objFile.DateCreated)
If Fdate >= Date And Fdate <= Format(DateAdd("d", -100, Date), "dd mmmm yyyy") Then
MsgBox "You can find the files from " & FromPath & " in " & ToPath
Best How To :
Okay, I tried to add some comments to give you some direction. The first problem you had, is you weren't doing anything with the root folder - you were trying to go right into the subfolders, which is probably why you said it "highlighted" the lines on the outer loop layer. (The highlighted line is the line that will be executed when you hit F8 next.)
What I did was break the copy action into another procedure so you can call it recursively on any subfolders. It's just one way to do it - there are other, probably simpler ways, but it's what came to mind for me as I'm kind of used to digging in folders and recordsets recursively this way.
Another problem you had was your method of comparing dates. The format of the
.DateCreated property comes in with date and time. You can directly compare this to the
Now() function, which returns date and time - but if you try to compare to the
Date() function it won't work because it's a different format.
I wasn't sure what you were trying to do with the file extension bit. I assumed you wanted to use it as a filter, so that's what I did with it.
A few notes: You currently are telling the user at the end that "you can find the files from " but you are not checking if that is true. You may want to add a check after the
.Copy action and then add your results to an array or something so you can show the user a list of files that successfully copied and files that did not. When I was testing, I created the folders you had in my
Users directory, and I got an error when trying to copy of not having the required permissions.
Right now the From path, To path, and extension filter are all hard-coded. If you plan to distribute this or will be using it yourself in multiple locations, you could use the BrowseForFolder method to present the user with a folder browser dialog and allow them to select the From and To folders. You could also use
InputBox to get a filter from the user. Just a thought.
Anyways, here is what I did with your code. I changed the variable names to my naming convention simply because that is what I'm used to - you can change them however you want.
Public Sub CopyPasteFiles()
Dim SRfso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim strFrom As String
Dim strTO As String
Dim strExtFilter As String
Dim SRfolderA As Scripting.Folder
Dim SRfolderB As Scripting.Folder
'Are you always going to hardcode these or do you want to be able to browse for a folder?
strFrom = "C:\Users\Run" '<< Change
strTO = "C:\Users\Test" '<< Change
'I'm not sure what your intent is with this - I assumed you wanted to filter by file extension.
strExtFilter = "*BT.CSV"
'Prep the folder path
If Right(strFrom, 1) <> "\" Then
strFrom = strFrom & "\"
'Intialize the FileSystemObject
Set SRfso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
'Verify input and output folders exist. Inform user if they don't.
If SRfso.FolderExists(strFrom) = False Then
MsgBox strFrom & " doesn't exist"
If SRfso.FolderExists(strTO) = False Then
MsgBox strTO & " doesn't exist"
'Get the input folder using the FileSystemObject
Set SRfolderA = SRfso.GetFolder(strFrom)
'Call the routine that copies the files
MoveTheFiles SRfolderIN:=SRfolderA, strFolderOUT:=strTO ', strExtFilter:=strExtFilter
'Inform the user where they can find the files. CAUTION: You may be misinforming the user.
MsgBox "You can find the files from " & strFrom & " in " & strTO
Private Sub MoveTheFiles(ByRef SRfolderIN As Scripting.Folder, _
ByRef strFolderOUT As String, _
Optional ByRef strExtFilter As String = "*.*", _
Optional ByRef blnSUBFOLDERS As Boolean = True)
'This routine copies the files. It requires two arguments. First, it requires the root folder as folder object from the scripting library. _
Second, it requires the output path as a string. There are two optional arguments. The first allows you _
to use a text filter as a string. The second is a boolean that tells us whether or not to move files in subfolders - the default is true.
Dim SRfileA As Scripting.File
Dim SRfolderCol As Scripting.Folders
Dim SRfolderA As Scripting.Folder
Dim datCreated As Date
Dim lngFX As Long
Dim blnResult As Boolean
'Find the file extension in the filter
lngFX = InStrRev(strExtFilter, ".", , vbTextCompare)
'Move the files from the root folder
For Each SRfileA In SRfolderIN.Files
'Only work with files that contain the filter criteria
If Ucase(Mid(SRfileA.Name, InStrRev(SRfileA.Name, ".", , vbTextCompare) - (Len(strExtFilter) - lngFX) + 1, Len(strExtFilter))) Like Ucase(strExtFilter) Then
'Only work with files that were created within the last 100 days
datCreated = SRfileA.DateCreated
If datCreated <= Now And (datCreated >= DateAdd("d", -100, Now())) Then
'Check if the calling procedure indicated we are supposed to move subfolder files as well
If blnSUBFOLDERS Then
'Check that we have subfolders to work with
Set SRfolderCol = SRfolderIN.SubFolders
If SRfolderCol.Count > 0 Then
For Each SRfolderA In SRfolderIN.SubFolders
MoveTheFiles SRfolderIN:=SRfolderA, strFolderOUT:=strFolderOUT, strExtFilter:=strExtFilter, blnSUBFOLDERS:=blnSUBFOLDERS