Check if all 6 files exist in the folder

Hi all,

I’m working on an automation process that check if files are ready and then move to a specific location.

However, I dont know how to check if each of them are ready. The 6 files name are stored in an Excel. Store them as Array and check each of them?


Please share me some ideas if you have any. thx


Use Read Range activity to read the excel file
Use For Each Row acitivity and place a Path exist activity inside the For each Row activity

Give the file path and File name, so it Path Exists will return whether the file is exists or not

For your reference of Read Range and Foreach Row you can see below post

Hope this helps


Can you explain the Ready means in this ?

If you mean , the file is written from somewhere else then you might need to add try catch block and process the Remaining Files.

Happy Automation :grinning:

Ready means existing. As not sure when the file will exist, so I need to check if they are ready in a folder path.

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Thank you so much ksrinu. Very informative!

But can I know how to assign the file path & file name in Path exist activity. thx

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You can give the path as below

but in front if you any location to add then you can add

Mark as solution if this helps


Thx Ksrinu, it works!

I got one more question. As you seen from the table I provided at the very beginning, I have a file located in different path. If I follow you suggestions, I can get the first 5 files that all saved in \CROSSDEPT\RMD.

But how can handle the last one that saved in \CROSSDEPT\IBD\

Many thx in advance