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Deleting application' exe

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Hi!

I have an application which is a kind of setup application (it copies some files). When the setup is finished, is it possible to delete that file? I tried to call a delete function in the application, but of course the file couldn't be deleted because Windows were using it. Any suggestions?

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The ONLY guaranteed way to do that would be to use a DOS batch file.  The best windows method, AFAIK, will leave a file in the "Temp" directory.

The following DOS File works.

Create a batch file on your form's onDestry event and Execute it as the last step  in your EXE.

The BAT will consist of the following:[literally speaking :-)]

:repeat
del "Your.EXE" > nul
if exists "Your.EXE" goto repeat
del "BATNamee.bat"<ctrl-z>

Remember the <CTRL-Z> after batname to avoid the "file missing" error.
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