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VB Script - Empty Recycle Bin

Posted on 2014-01-02
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Hi

I have a VB Script that cleans up various things on the C drives of servers.  The only part I am having trouble with is cleaning the recycle bin.  Here is the sub that I have that isn't working:

SUB Recycle (strComputer, StrDrive)

strDrive1 = Left(strDrive, 1)
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
sDirectoryPath = "\\" & strComputer & "\" & strDrive1 & "$\RECYCLER"
If Not FSO.FolderExists(sDirectoryPath) Then
    sDirectoryPath = "\\" & strComputer & "\" & strDrive1 & "$\$Recycle.Bin"
End If

Set objFolder = FSO.GetFolder(sDirectorypath)
 
CALL DeleteFiles (objFolder)

END SUB
'______________________________________________________________________________________
SUB DeleteFiles(objFolder)
   For Each objFile in objFolder.Files
      Wscript.Echo objFile.Path
      objFile.Delete True
   Next

   For Each objSubFolder In objFolder.Subfolders
      DeleteFiles(objSubFolder)
   Next
END SUB

Maybe having two subs is creating the issue?  Any help is appreciated.

Tony
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I changed to code to:

For Each objSubFolder In objFolder.Subfolders
      objSubFolder.delete
Next

and now everything works.
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I figured out the adjustment I needed to my existing code.
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