Use .NET to delete tilde files

One of our production jobs gets a lot of tilde files (~*.doc) in its processing directory.
I'd like to remove them when this job starts up with a command like
         file.delete("~*.doc")

but .net complains with an error
             "Illegal characters in path."

How can I remove these files?
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JayFromPepConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I am assuming you are talking about coding something that will do this.

If so, just loop through the files in the directory, check the name, and if it starts with a '~', delete it.

If it still complains, loop through the files and rename them if the name starts with a '~' to 'deleteme.doc' or whatever, then do a file.delete on 'deleteme.doc'.
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JayFromPepCommented:
Something like....

    public void deleteBogusFiles(string targetDir)
    {
        System.IO.DirectoryInfo di = new System.IO.DirectoryInfo(targetDir);
        foreach (System.IO.FileInfo fi in di.GetFiles())
        {
            string fn = fi.Name.ToString;
            if (fn.StartsWith('~'))
            {
                System.IO.File.Delete(fn);
            }
        }
    }
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