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how to delete a directory

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del('d:')
Func del($current)
    Local $search = FileFindFirstFile($current & "\*.*")
    While 1
        Dim $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
        If Stringinstr($current & "\" & $file, "html") Or Stringinstr($current & "\" & $file, "image") Then
            If Not (FileGetAttrib($current & "\" & $file)= 'D') Then
                del($current & "\" & $file)
            EndIf
        endif
        del($current & "\" & $file)
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>del

I use the code above to empty a directory. But I found it will keep the subdir away. How should I do?

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Wouldn't DirRemove ( "path" , 1) delete files and subdirectories (like the DOS DelTree command)?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

so foolish I am! I made a mistake in my script. :graduated:

Edited by netegg

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not all of subdirectory.

Perhaps it would help if you give us an idea of the directory structure you're trying to delete, and how deep you're trying to go? When I create the structure below, DirRemove deletes it all just fine.

C:\Test

|->Test.txt

|-->Test2 (Folder)

|->Test.txt

|-->Test3 (Folder)

|->Test.txt

|-->Test4 (Folder)

|->Test.txt

|-->Test5 (Folder)

|->Test.txt


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not all of subdirectory.

such as:

d:\xxx\html\xxxx\image---to be deleted

d:\xxx\html\xxx.xxx----not to be deleted

Do the files have an Attribute that is keeping them from being deleted, such as being marked Read Only?


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so foolish I am! I made a mistake in my script. :graduated:

So the problem has been solved?

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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