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Hi,

I have many machines which is detected by my antivirus which says it has found some unwanted application in temp folder.Is it possible to delete all these machine's Temp folders.A script or tool will help.
Like put in all the machine names in a txt file the script need to seach for the machines and clear the temp fol;der remotely.

Is it possible.

Thanks
Sharath
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by:rindi
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You could add this to the login script, so temp folders are emptied at logon. Something like this:

del %SystemRoot%\temp\* /F /S /Q
del %userprofile%\local Settings\Temp\* /F /S /Q
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by:bsharath
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If i need to put it in a bat file and execute it on the local machine this does not work
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Are there any errormessages? Also try using "":

del "%SystemRoot%\temp\*" /F /S /Q
del "%userprofile%\local Settings\Temp\*" /F /S /Q

And try it inside the logon script. Do you use Active Directory?
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by:bsharath
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Thanks this worked

del "%SystemRoot%\temp\*" /F /S /Q
del "%userprofile%\local Settings\Temp\*" /F /S /Q

But what about the folders in it.
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by:rindi
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The /S switch should delete the files in the subdirs.
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Deleting the subdirs??
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by:rindi
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For that you'll probably require a 3rd party utility, like deltree, and copy it into the windows folder, then use:

cd "\%SystemRoot%\temp\"
deltree *

and

cd "\%userprofile%\temp\"
deltree *

http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/deltree/
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by:sirbounty
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You can use rmdir (rd) also...

Here's a batch file that will do the cleanup of those two folders...
It's in disabled mode, meaning it won't do the deletion.  If you find that it's displaying the correct path/files, uncomment the two related lines that are listed below these two:
echo y| echo del %fld% /f /q
for /f "delims=" %%t in ('dir %fld% /ad /b') do echo rmdir /s /q "%fld%\%%~t"




@echo off
for %%a in (%systemroot%\temp "%userprofile%\local settings\temp") do call :process %%~sa
goto :eof

:process
set fld=%1
echo y| echo del %fld% /f /q
REM The next line will actually perform the deletion
REM echo y| del %fld% /f /q
for /f "delims=" %%t in ('dir %fld% /ad /b') do echo rmdir /s /q "%fld%\%%~t"
REM The next line will actually perform the deletion
REM for /f "delims=" %%t in ('dir %fld% /ad /b') do rmdir /s /q "%fld%\%%~t"
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sirbounty:

what should i remove to uncomment
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by:sirbounty
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Make sure its displaying the folders and files you expect then simply use this version...


@echo off
for %%a in (%systemroot%\temp "%userprofile%\local settings\temp") do call :process %%~sa
goto :eof

:process
set fld=%1
echo y| del %fld% /f /q
for /f "delims=" %%t in ('dir %fld% /ad /b') do rmdir /s /q "%fld%\%%~t"
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Can i do this on a remote machine remotely.From my machine i need to delete all the machines temp file in the file i have mentioned the machine names
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