FP2000: How to Remove Spaces from File Names and Folder Names by Using VBA

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Summary
The sample code in the "More Information" section of this article replaces spaces in file names and folder names of the current Web with underscore characters. To run this sample code, paste the code into a module in the Visual Basic Editor and run the myProcedure macro.
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For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, clickthe article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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This method is not suitable for use with discussion Webs. Renaming files or folders in a discussion Web generates a run-time error.

Sub myProcedure()          'Set up a variable to hold the result of a message box   Dim myMsgResults As VbMsgBoxResult   'Check to see if a web is open.   If Application.ActiveWeb Is Nothing Then       'If no web is open, display a message box.       MsgBox "Please open a web before running this macro.", _          vbOKOnly + vbExclamation       '. . . and end the macro.       Exit Sub   End If          '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////    'In order for us to update the HTML in our files, there must be no   'pages open.  To check for this, we check the Count property of   'the PageWindows collection.  The PageWindows collection's Count   'property is equal to the number of files that are currently open.   '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////    'Get the count of the PageWindows collection   If ActiveWeb.ActiveWebWindow.PageWindows.Count <> 0 Then       'Assign the result of a message box to the variable       myMsgResults = _         MsgBox("Please close all files before running this macro.", _           vbOKOnly + vbExclamation)       'If the user clicks OK in our message box, exit the macro.       'This variable will equal vbOK as soon as the user clicks       'the OK button in the message box.       If myMsgResults = vbOK Then Exit Sub   End If   'Set up a variable for the WebFolder we're passing to the   'RemoveSpace procedure   Dim myTempFolder As WebFolder          'Set the myWebFolder variable to equal the rootfolder of   'the active web   Set myTempFolder = ActiveWeb.RootFolder          'Now call the RemoveSpace procedure and pass myTempFolder to it.   RemoveSpace myTempFolder          'Display a dialog saying we're done.   myMsgResults = MsgBox _     ("Removal of spaces completed.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation)       End SubSub RemoveSpace(myWebFolder As WebFolder)          'Set up all variables   Dim myFiles As WebFiles   Dim myFile As WebFile   Dim myFolders As WebFolders   Dim myFileName As String          'Set myFiles equal to the current folder's Files collection   Set myFiles = myWebFolder.Files   'Set myFolders equal to the current folder's Folders collection   Set myFolders = myWebFolder.Folders             'This For loop loops through each file in the root folder   For Each myFile In myFiles       'Assign the name of the current file to myFileName       myFileName = myFile.Name       If InStr(1, myFileName, " ") Then                      'Rename the file to tempname so we can recalculate hyperlinks           Call myFile.Move("tempname", True, True)                           'Now rename the name in memory           myFileName = Replace(myFileName, " ", "_")                           '...and rename to the original name with spaces replaced            'with underscores           Call myFile.Move(myFileName, True, True)                                   End If   Next myFile          '//////////////////////////////////////////////    '//  Loop through the subfolders   '//////////////////////////////////////////////                   'Set up a variable for the folder   Dim myLoopFolder As WebFolder          'This For loop loops through each folder that is a subfolder   'off of the root folder.   For Each myLoopFolder In myFolders       'Check to make sure that the folder is not a subweb.  If it's not,       'go ahead and remove the spaces.       'We use MakeRel so that the folder retains its current       'relative URL.       If myLoopFolder.IsWeb = False Then                           Call myLoopFolder.Move(Replace(MakeRel _             (ActiveWeb, myLoopFolder.Url), " ", "_"), True, True)                          End If   Next myLoopFolder          'Since folder names may have changed, we need to refresh the   'web so we see everything   ActiveWeb.Refresh          'Now we have to recursively call the RemoveSpace procedure so   'that we can loop through all folders in the web.   Dim mySubFolder As WebFolder          For Each mySubFolder In myWebFolder.Folders              'Only call RemoveSpace if the current subfolder is not a subweb       If mySubFolder.IsWeb = False Then RemoveSpace mySubFolder          Next mySubFolder       End Sub				
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