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  • Managing the errors
  • Operating mode in Windows Vista (and later)
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fMoveFile (Function)
In french: fDéplaceFichier
Moves a file from a directory into another one. The file can be renamed during the move.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
// Move a file
Res is boolean = fMoveFile("D:\Example\Win1.wdw", "C:\Temp\Window\Win1.wdw")
Syntax
<Result> = fMoveFile(<Path of source file> , <New file path>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the move was performed,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
<Path of source file>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of the file to move (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. The wildcard characters are not allowed.
Versions 15 and later
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
<New file path>: Character string (with quotes)
New name and full (or relative) path of the file (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. The wildcard characters are not allowed.
Versions 15 and later
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Remarks

Moving or renaming a file

If <Path of source file> and <New file path> contain the same file name but different access paths, fMoveFile moves the file.
If <Path of source file> and <New file path> contain different file names and different paths, fMoveFile moves and renames the file.
Remarks:
  • In Windows, fMoveFile is equivalent to fRename.

Managing the errors

fMoveFile generates an error in the following cases:
  • the file to move does not exist,
  • the file to move is locked,
  • the path of the file to move is invalid,
  • <New file path> or <Path of file to move> is an empty string,
  • the new file already exists.
WINDEVUser code (UMC)

Operating mode in Windows Vista (and later)

If this function does not operate properly in Windows Vista (and later), check whether the file or directory used is not in one of the system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
Indeed, in Windows Vista (and later), with the UAC mechanism (User Account Control) enabled, you must have the administrator privileges to handle and/or modify the files or directories in the system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
Programming tip: To handle and/or modify the files or directories without administrator privileges, you should:
  • avoid writing into the Windows directory or into the "Program Files" directory,
  • use the system directory corresponding to the application (returned by SysDir associated with the srCommonAppData constant).
Remark: In Windows Vista and later, the virtualization mechanism is used to make the applications "compatible with Vista". If the file is created in a system directory without having sufficient rights, this file will actually be created in another directory (C:\Users\<LOGIN>AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\). In this case, the file cannot be shared between several applications.
Component : wd240std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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