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VBScript to delete a list of files from sub directories

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I need a VBScript to delete a list of paths and files from the current directory. The list of files is located on C:\files.txt. The current can be any directory. Every file in the list is in a sub directory of the current directory: File example:

copenhagen/hotels/images/4.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/6.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/7.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/8.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/9.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/breakfast_room_icon.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image002.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image003.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image004.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0001.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0002.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0003.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0004.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image006_0005.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0001.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0002.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0003.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0004.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0005.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image007_0006.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0001.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0002.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0003.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0004.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image008_0005.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image010.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image011.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image012.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image013.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image013_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image013_0001.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image013_0002.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image014.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image014_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image014_0001.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image014_0002.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image016.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image017.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image018.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image019.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image020.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image021.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image022.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image023.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image025.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image026.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image027.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image029.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image030.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image031.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image032.gif
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copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image035.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image036.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image037.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image037_0000.gif
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image039.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image040.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/index_clip_image041.jpg
copenhagen/hotels/images/lift_icon.gif

Yes I am deleting certain orphaned files from a website :-D

Thanks,

Lee.
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Just curious... but can't you just throw those all in a batch file, get to the directory above copenhagen and off you go?

It just seems like overkill writing it into VbScript.

Chris
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by:LeeGolding
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Yes I didn't see that. Doh!

Thanks :-D

Lee.
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No problem :)

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