What are the parts of the CopyFile method?

The CopyFile method syntax has these parts: Required. The object is always the name of a FileSystemObject. Required. Character string file specification, which can include wildcard characters, for one or more files to be copied. Required. Character string destination where the file or files from source are to be copied.

How does CopyFile work with encrypted files?

When CopyFile is used to copy an encrypted file, it attempts to encrypt the destination file with the keys used in the encryption of the source file. If this cannot be done, this function attempts to encrypt the destination file with default keys.

Does filesystem CopyFile preserve Aces?

CopyFile does not preserve ACEs (Access Control Entries). The newly created file inherits default ACEs from the directory in which it is created. The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.CopyFile method. Copy a file to the same directory. Copy a file to a different directory.

What is the use of CopyFileEx?

The CopyFileEx function provides two additional capabilities. CopyFileEx can call a specified callback function each time a portion of the copy operation is completed, and CopyFileEx can be canceled during the copy operation. To perform this operation as a transacted operation, use the CopyFileTransacted function.

What is an an error in CopyFile?

An error also occurs if a source using wildcard characters doesn’t match any files. The CopyFile method stops on the first error it encounters. No attempt is made to roll back or undo any changes made before an error occurs.

Can I roll back or rename a copy of a file?

No attempt is made to roll back or undo any changes made before an error occurs. Files copied to a new destination path will keep the same file name. To rename the copied file, simply include the new file name in the destination path. For example, this will copy the file to a new location and the file in the new location will have a different name:

What is trueboolean in CopyFile?

Boolean value that indicates if existing files are to be overwritten. If True, files are overwritten; if False, they are not. The default is True. Note that CopyFile will fail if destination has the read-only attribute set, regardless of the value of overwrite.