Robust | Convenient

FileKit is a module for reliably copying, moving and deleting files and folders.

Whilst Xojo provides methods for copying, deleting and moving files and folders they can be unreliable. FileKit uses OS-native command line tools to get the job done.


  • Reliable deletion of folders containing children
  • Safe mode that protects important file locations in an OS-specific manner (can be disabled)
  • Implemented through global extensions to the native Xojo FolderItem class
  • Uses cp and mv on mac OS and Linux & move and xcopy on Windows