System.IO.File.Exist returns always true RRS feed

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  • In my program, check whether file exists or not using System.IO.Exists(strFile).

    However returns true in case of strFile = @"\test.cfg"

    Can anybody give me any idea about this?

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:52 PM

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  • Hello,

    I assume you mean System.IO.File.Exists. 

    If I run this code at this time don't have that file I expected (and do) hit the else.

    var fileName = @"\test.cfg";
    if (File.Exists(fileName))
        Console.WriteLine("No exists");
    Perhaps you can add more details like where is the path e.g. on a network or local machine etc.

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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:59 PM
  • Hi Jeff0803,

    Thank you for posting here.


    System.IO has two Exist method: File.Exists(String) Method and Directory.Exists(String) Method.

    Based on my test, I could reproduce your situation when the file do not exist returns true. Please provide more details.

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    Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:15 AM