Move most recent file in a folder

Looking for a way to move the most recent file in a folder using StudioX. I have tried the following using the string builder however it doesn’t seem to work.

String.Join("",Directory.GetFiles(“FolderPath”,“FileType/FIleNameSequence”,SearchOption.AllDirectories).OrderByDescending(Function(d) New FileInfo(d).CreationTime).Take(1) )

Hi @shanalie.evans ,

How to get latest file in folder using uipath

Get the latest file in a folder

After getting the latest files using the methods mentioned in the above posts you can use the Move File activity for moving the most recent file.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Thank you so much for the quick response!

To clarify, I was using the Move File activity and entering the string builder into the “From” field. Is there another action or card I should be using in between?

Hi @shanalie.evans,

You can also use Get Last Modified activity by installing uipathteam.file.activities package.

Please find the attached workflow for moving the last modified file from the folder. (2.5 KB)


Darn! When I search under “All Packages” I cant seem to find that one. I tried copying and searching for key words. I will ask my organization why that might be. However in the meantime is there a reason why you can think the string builder under move file wouldn’t work?

very simple in studiox:


you don’t need to install any packages in studiox. just create a new project and you will have by default all needed packages for all actions you need in studiox