How to: Create a Directory in Visual Basic

Use the CreateDirectory method of the My.Computer.FileSystem object to create directories.

If the directory already exists, no exception is thrown.

To create a directory

  • Use the CreateDirectory method by specifying the full path of the location where the directory should be created. This example creates the directory NewDirectory in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

    My.Computer.FileSystem.CreateDirectory _
    ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NewDirectory")

Robust Programming

The following conditions may cause an exception:

See Also


How to: Determine if a Directory Exists in Visual Basic


My.Computer.FileSystem.CreateDirectory Method

Other Resources

Creating, Deleting, and Moving Files and Directories in Visual Basic