Deleting files in directory. Why dont this work??

Posted on 2003-02-21
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Last Modified: 2010-03-31

File files = u.getArchive();
String[] dirListing = files.list();

  for(int i = 0;i<dirListing.length;i++)
      File f = new File(dirListing[i]);
Question by:bananaDick
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here is a delete routine that i use which delete's all folders/subfolders/files in a given directory:

     public static void deleteFolder(java.io.File delFolder) throws IOException {

          if (delFolder == null || !delFolder.exists() || !delFolder.isDirectory()) {
               throw new IOException ("Specified path is not a valid folder.");

          java.io.File[] files = delFolder.listFiles();

          for (int i=0;i<files.length;i++) {
               if (files[i].isDirectory()) {



just call deleteFolder(u.getArchive());

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