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Annie Bougie
I recently had to write a routine to search for the location of a particular file in a directory tree. I could find lots of code to create an array of all the filenames in the tree, but I needed to just retrieve the location of the filename I was looking for. So, here's the code:

        public static string SearchForSingleFile(string path, string fileName)
            string searchPath = Path.Combine(path, fileName);

            if (File.Exists(searchPath))
                return searchPath;

            string foundFile = string.Empty;
            string[] dirs = Directory.GetDirectories(path);

            foreach (string dir in dirs)
                foundFile = SearchForSingleFile(dir, fileName);

                if (foundFile != String.Empty)

            return foundFile;
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:18 AM C# Code | Back to top

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