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LurchMan

Hey Everyone -

I searched the forums for a bit looking for something that will delete a file automatically on next reboot and couldn't really find anything practical. Below is my solution for auto deleting a file, just figured I would share it with the community, enjoy!

Func _DeleteOnReboot ($sFile)
    $rtn = DllCall ("kernel32.dll", "int", "MoveFileEx", "str",'"' & $sFile & '"' , "str", Default, "int", 4) ;4 and default means delete on next reboot.
    If $rtn[0] = 0 Then
        Return 1 ;Error
    Else
        Return 0 ;Success
    EndIf
EndFunc

MSDN Information I Used

Edited by LurchMan

Dating a girl is just like writing software. Everything's going to work just fine in the testing lab (dating), but as soon as you have contract with a customer (marriage), then your program (life) is going to be facing new situations you never expected. You'll be forced to patch the code (admit you're wrong) and then the code (wife) will just end up all bloated and unmaintainable in the end.

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wraithdu

Read up a bit more on the use of DllCall. The second parameter should be a NULL pointer, so:

DllCall ("kernel32.dll", "int", "MoveFileEx", "str",'"' & $sFile & '"' , "ptr", 0, "int", 4)

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LurchMan

Read up a bit more on the use of DllCall. The second parameter should be a NULL pointer, so:

DllCall ("kernel32.dll", "int", "MoveFileEx", "str",'"' & $sFile & '"' , "ptr", 0, "int", 4)

Thank you, this was my first attempt at using DllCall.


Dating a girl is just like writing software. Everything's going to work just fine in the testing lab (dating), but as soon as you have contract with a customer (marriage), then your program (life) is going to be facing new situations you never expected. You'll be forced to patch the code (admit you're wrong) and then the code (wife) will just end up all bloated and unmaintainable in the end.

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sandwichdoge

The flag parameters on MSDN are type dword so the function below should work.

DllCall ("kernel32.dll", "int", "MoveFileEx", "str", $sFile , "ptr", 0, "dword", 4)

 

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Melba23

sandwichdoge,

Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

Bit I take you did not notice that the post above yours dates from 7 years ago? Please do not necro-post like this in future.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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