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Batch file not deleting files

Posted on 2007-04-06
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Trying to create a batch script where all files are deleted from a folder but the script is not functioning.  The script is del f:\deleted in 10 days\*.* and we use this format for other folders and different drives but this one will not function.  Problem with the spaces in the name of the folder??  Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated.  
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Question by:regsamp
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del "f:\deleted in 10 days\*.*"
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by:sirbounty
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You can also use the 8.3 version:

dir f: /x will list this, but this would probably work for the above:

del f:\delete~1\*.*
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I would use vbscript -

---------------------------Start of Script ----------------------

DeleteFile "f:\deleted in 10 days\*.*"

function DeleteFile(WhatFile)
on Error Resume Next
dim fso
set fso=createobject("Scripting.Filesystemobject")
fso.DeleteFile(WhatFile)
End Function

---------------------End of Script--------------------
p.s - You will need windows scripting host installed - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C717D943-7E4B-4622-86EB-95A22B832CAA&displaylang=en

Is this what you want - or do you definitely want a batch file?
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by:regsamp
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Well, I will try the batch file first and if no go then I will try VB.
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