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Read And Storing File Names In A Folder


Hi all,

So i got this folder in windows that has a bunch of .pdfs, now i would like to (using VB6) read these file names, i will then store them in a DB and compare the titels with existing files in the DB, anyone know how to read file titels in a specific folder and then use them as a string to compare trim count and print??

Thanks,
fishtopher




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