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Access 2003 delete ntfs file from access macro

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I need to delete a network file from a network folder from an ACCESS 2003 macro or module
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Question by:eyes59
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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From within VBA, it's nothing more then a simple:

 KILL "C:\.....\myFile.txt"

Be it a mapped network drive or local.   You also can use UNC naming:

 KILL "\\<server>\<share>\<path>\<file>"

 Jim.
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by:Jim P.
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From a VBA module:
If Dir(FileName)<> "" Then
    Kill FileName
End If

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by:Nick67
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Here's a little shim that uses the file dialog to let you select, confirm and kill a file.
The File Dialog requires a reference to Microsoft Office XX.0 Object library
(XX being 11 for A2003 -- although my machine runs A2003 and is now showing 12!)
The barest minimum I like is
Dim BuiltPath As String
BuiltPath = "Some valid path"
Dim fs As Object
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If fs.FileExists(BuiltPath) Then
    fs.DeleteFile BuiltPath, True
End If

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FileSystemObject is your friend
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by:Helen_Feddema
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All of these will work except if security on the drive is too high -- in recent Windows versions, I have often had problems with deleting, moving or copying files in Windows 7 (especially on Drive C).
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