cannot delete tmp files java

Posted on 2014-04-16
Last Modified: 2014-04-16
An observation rather than a problem as I have worked round it but:
I wrote a java utility to delete all files over 48 hours old ending '.tmp' in the directory 'C:\\users\\xxxx\\AppData\\Local\\Temp' - and it will not. xls files yes; also pdf, etc - even '.TMP'. But not '.tmp'.
Has anybody else seen this effect?

Question by:ClaytonGlass
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Check for write protection and /or whether the file is in use at the time you try to delete it.

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I have checked for read/write - and they are not; also files over 48 hours old tend not to be in use? This is not a major issue as I use DOS delete which works; just a curiosity, but thanks anyway!
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Then the only other thing I can suggest is that you ensure you are logged in with admin rights.
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Author Comment

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Thanks Krakatoa. I guess you may be right - the DOS delete needs to be run as administrator. Puzzled as to how it only affects tmp, though - not even TMP!

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I *think* TMP is a 'type' for some reason (not sure exactly why) and that .tmp is the actual extension string.

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