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Batch file to ping the network

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Can any one help me to make a batch file to ping the network and also to clear the documents in MY Documenst.
Please be as easy as possible
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Well here is a generic set of commands.  You of course will have to substitute the variables for your information...
Also since you didnt say what OS I am going to assume it is Windows 2000 +

@ECHO OFF
PING (insert ip here)
del C:\documents and settings\(profile name)\my documents\*.*
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The last line is not working
The docuaments are not getting cleard
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It sounds like you meant to clear recent documents... not my documents if that is the case change the last line to
del C:\documents and settings\(profile name)\recent\*.*
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one last note... if you dont want del to prompt you change to
del /q C:\documents and settings\(profile name)\recent\*.*
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I meant about the documenst in the recent folder . How to delete them with the batch file.
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yeah the command I just gave you will do so... so your total batch file would be

@ECHO OFF
PING (insert ip here)
del /q C:\documents and settings\(profile name)\recent\*.*

you can obmit the /q if you wish, and dont forget to replace the ip, and put your profile name in place of (profile name).  
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Sargon666777's first two lines of the batch file are correct, I'd like to add the following on the delete portion of the answer, assuming Windows 2000+ as well.

To delete the items recent folder for the "current user" do:

del "c:\documents and settings\%username%\recent\*.*"

%username% will be recognized by a batch file and will substitute the actual username in its place.  

Also, any time you have a path or filenames with spaces in them, each one should have "double quotes" around the entries with spaces or you'll get an error.  I've included quotes around the whole thing, just in case you have spaces in the username as well.

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To delete the items in the recent folder for a "specific user" substitute the actual username.

del "c:\documents and settings\username\recent\*.*"

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To delete the items in the recent folder for "ALL users" on the computer you can do the following, but it gets a little more complicated, but still can be done in one line of code:

This will show you what will happen but won't do anything (NOTE: Must be executed within a batch file, if you do from command line, change all instances of %%i to just %i).

Demonstrates what will happen only, no deletions performed, the following command should appear all on one line:

FOR /F "tokens=1* delims=" %%i in ('dir "c:\documents and settings" /b') do @echo del c:\documents and settings\%%i\recent\*.*"


This command will do the work, and should appear all on one line as well:

FOR /F "tokens=1* delims=" %%i in ('dir "c:\documents and settings" /b') do @del c:\documents and settings\%%i\recent\*.*"

Hope this helps.

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