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Delete a file?

I've tried to use DeleteFile(Filename) to delete files. It seems to work ok but it won't delete files that are set to ReadOnly. How do I delete a file regardless of it's attributes?

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Kmiller
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Kmiller
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ZifNabCommented:
Hi KMiller,

Turn off the readonly attribute first using FileSetAttr(), and
then delete it as usual.

like :

var
 Attributes, NewAttributes: Word;

begin
 Attributes := FileGetAttr(FileName);
    { read file attributes }

 NewAttributes := Attributes;
 NewAttributes := NewAttributes and not faReadOnly;
    { remove readonly lock }

 FileSetAttr(FileName, NewAttributes);
         { ...write the new values }

 DeleteFile(FileName);
end;

Regards, Zif.



Regards, Zif.

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