VBA FileCopy Statement
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Copies a file from one directory to another.
Simple FileCopy Examples
FileCopy "C:\Test.txt" "D:\"
This will copy the file “Test.txt” on “C:\” to the D drive.
If the file “Test.txt” doesn’t exist on “C:\”, it will occur a Run-time error ’53’: File not found.
In the VBA Editor, you can type “FileCopy(” to see the syntax for the FileCopy Statement:
The FileCopy statement contains 2 arguments:
Source: String name of file to copy. Can include path.
Destination: String expression that specifies the target file name. The destination may include directory or folder, and drive.
Examples of Excel VBA FileCopy Function
Please test with the following code.
Sub FileCopy_Example() Dim dlgFilePicker As FileDialog Dim dlgFileSaveAs As FileDialog Dim strOrgFile As String Dim strTarFile As String Set dlgFilePicker = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker) dlgFilePicker.AllowMultiSelect = False dlgFilePicker.ButtonName = "Copy" dlgFilePicker.Title = "Please select a file to copy" If dlgFilePicker.Show = True Then strOrgFile = dlgFilePicker.SelectedItems(1) Else Exit Sub End If Set dlgFileSaveAs = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs) dlgFileSaveAs.Title = "Please indicate a folder and write a file name." dlgFileSaveAs.ButtonName = "Paste" If dlgFileSaveAs.Show = True Then strTarFile = dlgFileSaveAs.SelectedItems(1) Else Exit Sub End If FileCopy strOrgFile, strTarFile End Sub
Running it, it will display a dialog “Please select a file to copy” at first.
Then, you should select a file to copy.
After select a file, please click the button “Copy”.
Then, it will display a dialog “Please indicate a folder and write a file name”.
You should select a destination folder and write a file name.
After that, click the button “Paste”.
Then, the source file will be copied with the destination folder and file name.
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