I have an issue where, in a recursive situation, I need the path of each file in a directory, but only from the top folder to the filename... not any system type files. Is there a way to set up an enum or "For Each" type of loop that would take off the part of the path that comes before the actual top directory of a path?

Example1: C:\Users\John\Desktop[My Files\My Subfiles\MyDocuments001.tif] where the brackets contain what I need to keep. Similarly, even in the same job, or if I browse to another directory to continue working on files there, it would do the same split regardless where the directory was on the computer:

Example2: C:\Users\John\Documents[My Other Files\My Other Subfiles\MyOtherDocuments001.tif]

This is in VB.net 2010.

Any ideas?

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Last Post by Reverend Jim

Since you know the starting folder, you could get the path to the parent folder and save it in a string (let's call it rootparent). Then when you get the full path and file name in the for loop you could do

mypath = fullpath.Replace(rootparent,"")


mypath = fullpath.Replace(rootparent,"..")

depending on whether you want your files to display as

\My Files\My Subfiles\MyDocuments001.tif


..\My Files\My Subfiles\MyDocuments001.tif
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