There are two methods (filesystemobject and shell) to move folders in VBScript, as someone who is new to scripting please can someone tell me why or when you would use one over the other?

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.MoveFolder "C:\Scripts" , "M:\helpdesk\management"

TargetFolder = "D:\Archive"
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(TargetFolder)
objFolder.MoveHere "C:\Scripts", FOF_CREATEPROGRESSDLG
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"Shell.Application" is part of "Shell32.dll". This dll is an integral part of windows and would exist whether the scripting host was installed or not. You can be sure that "movefolder" will be available if the scripting host is installed, but I'm not sure all versions of "Shell32.dll" would facilitate moving folders from script (does this work on NT4 or Windows 9x or ME)?
Answered 02/01/2005 by: WiseUser
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Thanks, I'm a little wiser now, re: NT, 98 etc. I'm not sure I don't have the "pleasure" ;o) of being able to use them anymore
Answered 02/02/2005 by: Naffcat
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