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What extension(s) do I need to add to:

echo | del c:\windows\temp\*.*

to delete  hidden files in the windows temp folder.  This is ran as a batch file and cleans out temp files when a users logs on.








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add this line before the line you have listed:

attrib c:\windows\temp\*.* -h

I have never seen hidden files in temp directory.
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by:israely
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attrib /?

to see all the switches avaiable at the dos prompt.
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by:m_santo
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The *.* will make it delete all files with all extensions in the folder, already.

It will not, however, delete any subfolders.
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m_santo changed the proposed answer to a comment
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by:m_santo
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Whoops, I misread the question.  Missed the part about hidden files.  Sorry.
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by:m_santo
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Whoops, I misread the question.  Missed the part about hidden files.  Sorry.
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by:red117
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Why dont you just try deltree c:\windows\temp and delete the whole temp directory, when it tries to write to it again it will remake the directory.
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by:Ajnin
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red117 idea is good, but to make not prompt the user, try the following syntax:
echo. Y|deltree c:\windows\temp
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Thank you very much.  
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