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I can't figure out what is wrong with my logic.

In this example:

Dim $i = 1
$Folder = "C:\Scratch\Scratch11\" ; Test
$File = "Hierarch.pm"

MsgBox(4096, "test", $Folder & $File & '.' & StringFormat("%02d", $i) & '.bak')

While not FileExists("$Folder & $File & '.' & StringFormat('%02d', $i) & '.bak'")
    MsgBox(4096, "Does Exists", $Folder & $File & '.' & StringFormat("%02d", $i) & '.bak')
    $i = $i + 1
FileCopy($Folder & $File, $Folder & $File & "." & StringFormat("%02d", $i) & ".bak")

The first time through the file:


does exists

The first MsgBox shows that it is correct.

The Second MsgBox does pop up showing that it does exist

The Second MsgBox does pop up showing C:\Scratch\Scratch11\Hierarch.pm.02.bak but it doesn't exist.

Why doesn't it fall out of the While loop?



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Try taking the quotes out of the file name in the fileexists function...

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Too many quotes in this line - you made the whole thing a single literal string so it would never match: ;)

While Not FileExists($Folder & $File & '.' & StringFormat('%02d', $i) & '.bak')

Try now. :)


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Not to mention, you're looking to see if the file doesn't exist, and then in the msgbox saying it does exist. As long as the file doesn't exist, it's going to stay inside the loop.

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It's working perfectly now. I did remove the Not so it would work correctly.

Thank you all very much.

That's great.


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