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AARRGGHH!! HELP ME. Creating and deleting folders

Posted by Paul on August 19, 2001 10:31 AM


I am working in Excel 97. I am trying to write a macro that first of all checks for the existance of a folder and if it doesn't exist it creates it. I can do it in Excel 2000 using the CREATEOBJECT("SCRIPTING.FILESYSTEMOBJECT") within a macro but my LAPTOP running office 1997 will not recognise this and keep saying "can't create object".
Any Ideas ? I'm also looking for similar info on deleting folders if they exist.

Posted by Dax on August 19, 2001 10:42 AM

That would suggest that you don't have the necessary file on your laptop. Search for scrrun.dll on your laptop and if it's there set a reference to it in the VB editor (Tools, references, Browse to the file). If you don't have the file you can download it from Microsoft here -

Hope this helps,


Posted by Ivan F Moala on August 20, 2001 12:24 AM

You can also use VBA
MkDir "MYDIR" ' Make new directory or folder.
Dir[(pathname[, attributes])]
RmDir path

Have a look @ online help