Rename a file

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by HARRY, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. HARRY

    HARRY Active Member Licensed User


    I need to rename a file at runtime. Does an equivalent exist for the Name statement of Visual Basic like Name oldpathname As newpathname?

  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    I Dont think there a direct way of doing that, but you can do it in steps..

    Create a copy of the file and then delete the old file...
  3. HARRY

    HARRY Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks Cableguy,

    Indeed, that is a solution; however, the file is pretty long and than it takes quite some time to make a copy. So, a direct rename is preferable.

  4. specci48

    specci48 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Harry,

    if you are not aware of installing another tool on your ppc you could use the freeware Mortscript (
    as an enhancement of the shell command of Basic4ppc.

    As I remember a direkt rename of files is available.