Troubleshooting Code 800A003A – File Already Exists
Introduction to Code 800A003A
Error code, 800A003A occurs when you execute a VBScript. The most likely reason is that you are running a script for a second time, and the file that you are trying to create already exists.
The Symptoms You Get
The script does not execute as you had hoped. Instead you get a message box like this picture:
The Cause of Error 800A003A
My guess is that you have executed the script twice in close succession. The file that you are trying to create already exists.
The Solution to Syntax Error
Here is a rare case that you can safely ignore the error. Alternatively, you could try adding error correcting code to your VBScript.
If you are still stuck then a good script editor really would help this type of problem because it color codes the commands. Free download of OnScript.
Example of Error 800A003A
‘ File Already Exists.vbs
‘ Create the File System Object
‘ Create the Folder specified by strDirectory on line 10
‘ — The heart of the create file script ———————–
‘ End of FileSystemObject example: NewFile VBScript
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