VBA Delete Text Files

VBA Delete Text Files

VBA Delete Text Files using Kill statement or DeleteFile method of file system object(FSO). In the following tutorial let us learn how to delete text file in two different methods.

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DeleteFile Method to Delete Text File in Excel VBA

Delete file using DeleteFile Method of file system object. The following macro deletes the specified text file.

'VBA DeleteFile using FSO Delete file method
Sub VBAF1_To_Delete_TextFile_Using_FSO_DeleteFile_Method()

    Dim oFSO As New FileSystemObject
    Dim sFile As String
    Dim myTextStream As TextStream
    'Specify text file path to open
    sFile = "C:\VBAF1\CreateTextFile.txt"
    'Text file to delete
     oFSO.DeleteFile sFile, False
End Sub

Kill Statement to Delete Text File in Excel VBA

Delete a file using kill statement.

'VBA Delete File using Kill Statement
Sub VBAF1_To_Delete_TextFile_Using_Kill_Statement()

    'Variable declaration
    Dim FileNum As Integer
    Dim sFile As String
    'Specify text file path to delete
    sFile = "C:\VBAF1\sample.txt"
    'Check Text file is available or not
    If Len(Dir(sFile)) > 0 Then
       'Delete specified text file
       MsgBox "File found and deleted.", vbInformation, "VBAF1"
       Kill sFile
        'Display message if file is not available
        MsgBox "File not found.", vbInformation, "VBAF1"
    End If
End Sub

Explanation:If specified file is available it deletes. Otherwise it display message on the screen. Here is a screen shot for your reference. You can see output in the immediate window.

VBA Delete Text File Example
VBA Delete Text File Example

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