Code Error 800A003A – File Already Exists

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.Code 800A003A  - Folder 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
‘ Sample VBScript to create a file using FileSystemObject
‘ Author Guy Thomas
‘ Version 1.6 – August 2010
‘ —————————————————————‘

Option Explicit
Dim objFSO, objFSOText, objFolder, objFile
Dim strDirectory, strFile
strDirectory = "E:\logs\guy1"
strFile = "\Summer.txt"

‘ Create the File System Object
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

‘ Create the Folder specified by strDirectory on line 10
Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strDirectory)

‘ — The heart of the create file script ———————–
‘ — Creates the file using the value of strFile on Line 11
‘ ————————————————————–
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strDirectory & strFile)
Wscript.Echo "Just created " & strDirectory & strFile


‘ End of FileSystemObject example: NewFile VBScript



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