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FileMove Method (String, String, MoveOptions, CopyMoveProgressRoutine, Object, PathFormat)
[AlphaFS] Moves a specified file to a new location, providing the option to specify a new file name.

Namespace: Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem
Assembly: AlphaFS (in AlphaFS.dll) Version: 2.0
public static CopyMoveResult Move(
	string sourceFileName,
	string destinationFileName,
	MoveOptions moveOptions,
	CopyMoveProgressRoutine progressHandler,
	Object userProgressData,
	PathFormat pathFormat


Type: SystemString
The name of the file to move.
Type: SystemString
The new path for the file.
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.FilesystemMoveOptions
MoveOptions that specify how the file is to be moved. This parameter can be .
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.FilesystemCopyMoveProgressRoutine
A callback function that is called each time another portion of the file has been moved. This parameter can be .
Type: SystemObject
The argument to be passed to the callback function. This parameter can be .
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.FilesystemPathFormat
Indicates the format of the path parameter(s).

Return Value

Type: CopyMoveResult
Returns a CopyMoveResult class with the status of the Move action.
ArgumentExceptionPassed when the path parameter contains invalid characters, is empty, or contains only white spaces.
ArgumentNullExceptionPassed when path is .
DirectoryNotFoundExceptionPassed when the directory was not found.
FileNotFoundExceptionPassed if the file was not found.
IOExceptionPassed when an I/O error occurs.

This method works across disk volumes, and it does not throw an exception if the source and destination are the same.

Note that if you attempt to replace a file by moving a file of the same name into that directory, you get an IOException.

You cannot use the Move method to overwrite an existing file.

Whenever possible, avoid using short file names (such as XXXXXX~1.XXX) with this method.

If two files have equivalent short file names then this method may fail and raise an exception and/or result in undesirable behavior.

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