VBA Check If File Exits then Delete

VBA Check If File Exits then Delete

Check If File Exits in the specified folder in Excel VBA. If it is available then Delete file from the specified folder. In the following tutorial we have explained step by step instructions.

VBA Check If File Exits then Delete

Let us see an example macro VBA code for checking If File Exits or not. If it exists then Delete. In below example we are specifying folder path and file name which we are looking for. You can change these as per your requirements. After that checking specified folder is exists or not. If it is exists checking, we are looping through each file. While looping we are checking every file and specified file is same. If it is same then deleting the specified file from that folder.

'VBA Checking If File Exits then Delete
Sub VBAF1_Check_If_File_Exits_then_Delete()

    'Variable declaration
    Dim sFolderPath As String
    Dim sFileName As String, oFile As Object
    
    'Define Folder Path
    sFolderPath = "C:\VBAF1\Test\"
    
    'Specify File Name which we we are looking for
    sFileName = "Sample.xlsx"
    
    'Create FSO Object
    Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    
    'Check Specified Folder exists or not
    If oFSO.FolderExists(sFolderPath) Then
        'Loop through each file in a specified folder
        For Each oFile In oFSO.GetFolder(sFolderPath).Files
            'Check Specified is exists
            If oFile.Name = sFileName Then
                'If file is available delete
                oFile.Delete
            End If
        Next
     End If
     
End Sub

Instructions to use VBA Macro Code

Here are the instructions to use above macro in Visual basic editor.

  • Open Visual Basic Editor(VBE) by clicking Alt +F11
  • Go to code window by clicking F7
  • Copy above specified macro or procedure
  • Paste above copied code in code window
  • Run macro by clicking F5 or Run command
  • Check macro output in the specified folder. Specified file deleted (If it is available).

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