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Want to run a script that I can set as a weekly scheduled task to delete archived files

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I have a server which backs up relevant data to a folder. The backups are then uploaded to a remote location via the cloud. As I don't need the file after uploading to the cloud, I'd like to run a script that clears the contents of the folder and save disk space.
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Setup something like this in Task Scheduler...

General:
- Security options:
-- Pick "Run whether user logged on or not". If you are making the task on the server hosting the files, also pick "Do not store password." This will run the task as System.
-- Run with highest privileges

Triggers:
- Make a New Trigger based on desired schedule

Action:
- Program: cmd
- Add arguments: /c del /q c:\FolderOfFiles\*.*
Note: For the folder, I used c:\FolderOfFiles. Adjust the folder to your needs.
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Hi,

you can go with above suggestion, if you want to delete ALL files in folder, if you have subfolders then also add /s in parameter... i.e. - Add arguments: /c del /q /s c:\FolderOfFiles\*.*
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