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FileSystemObject.MoveFolder method

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  1. Syntax
  2. Remarks

Moves one or more folders from one location to another.


object.MoveFolder (source, destination)

The MoveFolder method syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
source Required. The path to the folder or folders to be moved. The source argument string can contain wildcard characters in the last path component only.
destination Required. The path where the folder or folders 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 folder to create. In either case, three things can happen when an individual folder is moved:

  • If destination does not exist, the folder gets moved. This is the usual case.
  • If destination is an existing file, an error occurs.
  • If destination is a directory, an error occurs.

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

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