Scripting Runtime Library  

MoveFile Method

Moves one or more files from one location to another.

object.MoveFile ( source, destination ); 


Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
Required. The path to the file or files to be moved. The source argument string can contain wildcard characters in the last path component only.
Required. The path where the file or files are to be moved. The destination argument can't contain wildcard characters.


If source contains wildcards or destination ends with a path separator (\), it is assumed that destination specifies an existing folder in which to move the matching files. Otherwise, destination is assumed to be the name of a destination file to create. In either case, three things can happen when an individual file is moved:

An error also occurs if a wildcard character that is used in source doesn't match any files. The MoveFile method stops on the first error it encounters. No attempt is made to roll back any changes made before the error occurs.

Note   This method allows moving files between volumes only if supported by the operating system.

The following example illustrates the use of the MoveFile method:

function MoveFile2Desktop(filespec)
   var fso;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   fso.MoveFile(filespec, "c:\\windows\\desktop\\");
Sub MoveAFile(Drivespec)
   Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   fso.MoveFile Drivespec, "c:\windows\desktop\"
End Sub

See Also

CopyFile Method | DeleteFile Method | GetFile Method | GetFileName Method | Move Method | MoveFolder Method | OpenTextFile Method
Applies To: FileSystemObject Object