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Issue renaming folders with DirMove

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I apologize if this has been addressed.

I'm attempting to rename a folder using DirMove, and it works fine if the folder has no contents, but if it does a file with no extension is put in the parent directory with the new name, and the folder renames unchanged. It makes me leery using this command to rename a folder that contains critical files. I am on Win 7 x64. Has anybody else experienced this?

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Can you post what you're using in the DirMove procedure, because I just tried it and it worked as described in the help file, it renames the folder?


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I recall encountering this issue before. Without testing, I think I resolved it by including a trailing slash in the path name for the destination folder.

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Thank you for your replies.

I discovered my issue was not with DirMove, but FileMove. I had set up a statement to attempt FileMove and if it returned 0 then do a DirMove because it was a folder. This behavior worked when there were no files in the folder, but when there were files, FileMove operated on the files inside the folder.

I opted instead for testing if the path was a folder by doing a path split and checking the contents of the extention variable:

$FolderTest = _PathSplit($outputlist[$x], $szDrive, $szDir, $szFName, $szExt)
                If $FolderTest[4] = "" Then
                    DirMove($in, $outputlist[$x])
                Else
                    FileMove($in, $outputlist[$x])
                EndIf

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That's not a very good test to see if it's a file or folder. Not all files have extensions, and some folders have an extension. You'd be better off using FileGetAttrib and checking to see if the returned string contains "D" for directory.


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Yeah, what he said. ;)


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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That helps a great deal. Thank you.

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