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How can i delete the cookies and all temporary internet files with visual basic?
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Question by:macaila
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To recursively delete all files/folders..

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20804304.html

To get the paths to the cache/cookies..


Form1:
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Option Explicit

Private Declare Function SHGetPathFromIDList Lib "shell32" Alias "SHGetPathFromIDListA" (ByVal pidl As Long, ByVal pszPath As String) As Long
Private Declare Function SHGetSpecialFolderLocation Lib "shell32" (ByVal hwndOwner As Long, ByVal nFolder As Long, pidl As Long) As Long

Private Declare Sub CoTaskMemFree Lib "ole32" (ByVal pv As Long)

Private Const CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE = &H20
Private Const CSIDL_COOKIES = &H21
Private Function GetSpecialFolderLocation(ByVal CSIDL As Long) As String
    Dim sPath As String, lID As Long
    If SHGetSpecialFolderLocation(Me.hWnd, CSIDL, lID) = 0 Then
        sPath = Space(256)
        If SHGetPathFromIDList(lID, sPath) = 1 Then
            GetSpecialFolderLocation = Left(sPath, InStr(sPath, vbNullChar) - 1)
        End If
        Call CoTaskMemFree(lID)
    End If
End Function
Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim sCache As String, sCookies As String
    sCache = GetSpecialFolderLocation(CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE)
    sCookies = GetSpecialFolderLocation(CSIDL_COOKIES)
    'implement recursive dir/file deletion on above folders..
    '........
    '........
End Sub
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