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Microsoft KB Archive/106653

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FindFile .SearchPath Argument Ignored with File Extension


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1


If a file specification (for example, *.doc) is included in the .SearchPath parameter of the FileFind command, that parameter will be ignored.


Because Word 6.0 can search for multiple file extensions, it does not accept file specifications on the end of the .SearchPath parameter. Below is an example of a FileFind .SearchPath parameter that is valid in Word 2.x but ignored in Word 6.0:

   FileFind .SearchPath = "C:\Winword\*.Doc" 

A correct .SearchPath parameter for Word 6.0 is

   FileFind .SearchPath = "C:\Winword" 

with the "*.Doc" entered in the .Name parameter if necessary.

When macros are converted from Word 2.x to Word 6.0, file specifications, if any, are not removed from the .SearchPath parameter of the FileFind command. Therefore, these macros--once converted--will not run properly without being edited.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available. Kbcategory: kbusage kbmacro

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Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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