Identify a single item in a files collection without a For Each ... Next


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Hi Guys.....

I strongly suspect that the answer to this will be blindingly obvious, but here goes....
The following code is the preamble to code which offers a filepicker if there is more than one file in a folder.
Having identified that there is just one file in the folder, the following code gets its name, but looks and feels idiotic.
Instead of the "For Each ... Next", what should I be doing?

(Note: the "gstr..." variables are Public string variables set in other modules. The Watch facility verifies that they are correctly populated.)
Dim strFolder           As String
Dim FSO                 As Object
Dim objFilesCollection  As Object
Dim objFile             As Object
  strFolder = gstrLatestsFolder & _
              "\" & gstrProvider & _
              "\" & gstrCompany & "\"
  Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  On Error Resume Next
  Set objFilesCollection = FSO.GetFolder(strFolder).Files
  If Err.Number = 0 Then
    If objFilesCollection.Count = 1 Then
      For Each objFile In objFilesCollection
        gstrLatestsFull = objFile.Name
      Next objFile
    End If
  End If
  On Error GoTo 0
I've tried various combinations of
Set objFile = objFilesCollection(1)
Set objFile = objFilesCollection.Files(1)
but nothing works.
Can any kind soul help?...

Gary McMaster

Well-known Member
Hi Steve,

Just a guess ...

Maybe the array is zero based and it should be:

Set objFile = objFilesCollection(0)

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