Saturday, February 13, 2010

Office 2010 - Application.FileSearch Error

Application.FileSearch doesn't work in Excel 2010 (Office 2010)

Application.FileSearch didn't work in Office 2007 (It has been deprecated from Office 2007) and hence it doesn't work in Office 2010 either. It will throw Run-time Errror 445 Object doesn't support this action

Office 2010 - Application.FileSearch ErrorRun-time Errror 445 Object doesn't support this action

There are some good work-arounds for this:

1. FileSystemObject

2. Dir Function

For a lively discussion please have a look at

Excel 2010 Application.FileSearch Error, Excel 2007 Application.FileSearch Error


  1. For i = 1 To fileCount

    Dim fso Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    'fso.CopyFile "C:\Yash\MyFiles$\32\*.doc", "C:\Yash\MyFiles$\32\backup"
    Set fso = Nothing

    Kill sPath & fileNames(i)
    Next i

    I use the above code lines to copy the files from a path to a back up location, It is taking too long. How can I make it quick? this is happening especially when I use a network path.

  2. Anonymous7:56 PM

    Here is a way to do it Yaswi -

    You can use
    'Kill "c:\temp\*.*"

    to delete all files in a folder; but be cautious in doing so. Atleast get the file count and size of source and destination folders before emptying

  3. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I have my major programs do a daily self-backup so that if the user mistakenly deletes a wrong record, it can be recovered in a backup file. FileSearch allowed me to delete older backup files so as not to have too many. FileSearch should not have been removed.


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