RmDir Statement

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

Removes an existing directory or folder.


RmDir path

The required path argument is a string expression that identifies the directory or folder to be removed. The path may include the drive. If no drive is specified, RmDir removes the directory or folder on the current drive.


An error occurs if you try to use RmDir on a directory or folder containing files. Use the Kill statement to delete all files before attempting to remove a directory or folder.


This example uses the RmDir statement to remove an existing directory or folder.

' Assume that MYDIR is an empty directory or folder. 
RmDir "MYDIR" ' Remove MYDIR.