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Hi experts,

I have a quick question. I need a batch file to delete files from a network share. I tried mapping the drive as f.e. letter X: than cd x:\filder   but it just does not want to work for me.
Is there some other way of doing that ? First option (mapping and logging in i was able to manage but cannot sort this issue out)

Thank you for your help.

Pawel
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by:James Murrell
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something like

@echo off

:delete
net use h: /delete
if errorlevel 1 goto delete

:map
net use h: \\server\share
if errorlevel 1 goto map

:success
echo Remapping of H: successfully completed.


taken from http://www.hardforum.com/archive/index.php/t-1048024.html
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by:Pawel-Blazejewicz
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Hi there, thanks for your fast answer but what I am looking for i a way of deleting files stored on the netowrk share not the share itself. Lest say I have \\server\folder\folder2\files   and I want to delete all files stored on Folder2 using a batch file or a windows script does not matter how to be honest, just something that will do this job for me.

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Bill Bach earned 500 total points
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The problem is in your CD command, which cannot change both the drive and path at the same time.

The right way is this:
   NET USE X: /DELETE
   NET USE X: \\Server\Share
   X:
   CD \Folder2
   DEL *.*
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by:Pawel-Blazejewicz
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Thank you
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