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nimblebits on 07/07/13


basic directory exists visual DirectoryExists

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Check Folder Directory Exists Using VB.NET

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I came across a permission issue when using the standard Directory.Exists() method, so I came up with another way to check if a Directory exists avoiding those permission issues. This works very well. It can be converted to C'#.

  1. Private Function DirectoryExists(ByVal sPath As String) As Boolean
  3. Try
  4. If System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(sPath).Length > 0 Then
  5. Return True
  6. End If
  7. Catch ex As Exception
  8. Return False
  9. End Try
  11. Return False
  13. End Function

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Posted By: simoncoder on June 12, 2018

I do my directory finding like this:

Dim direxist As Boolean
    direxist = My.Computer.FileSystem.DirectoryExists("C:\Directory\")
    If direxist = True Then
        'run true code
        'run false code
    End If

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