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Help with WinSCP Powershell script

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Hi All

We have a Powershell winSCP script to transfer Website Backup Dir to Domain UNC folder and  we want to delete the Website Backup files after the transfer.

Looking at the WinSCP tutorials we understood the following would work (What is wrong regarding the delete part)

see code

    # Load WinSCP .NET assembly
    Add-Type -Path "WinSCP\WinSCPnet.dll"
    # Setup session options
    $sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
        Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
        HostName = "hostname"
        UserName = "username"
        Password = "password"
        SshHostKeyFingerprint = "ssh-ed................................................="
    $session = New-Object WinSCP.Session
        # Connect
        # Download files
        $transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions
        $transferOptions.TransferMode = [WinSCP.TransferMode]::Binary
        $transferResult =
            $session.GetFiles("/Backup/*.txt", "\UNC Path\Websites Backup\*", $False, $transferOptions)

      # Delete External Files

        # Throw on any error
        # Print results
        foreach ($transfer in $transferResult.Transfers)
            Write-Host "Download of $($transfer.FileName) succeeded"
        # Disconnect, clean up
    exit 0
    Write-Host "Error: $($_.Exception.Message)"
    exit 1
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