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wzsmith

I've got a more complex script that I'm trying to run this in, but even something simple doesn't work. I'm trying to delete a directory that I know is accessible.

if I run

$err = filedelete("C:\Users\me\Desktop\bob")
msgbox(0,"",$err)

I get a 0 returned and nothing deleted. (bob is a directory, not a file)

I've also tried adding a trailing backslash with no luck:

$err = filedelete("C:\Users\me\Desktop\bob\")
msgbox(0,"",$err)

However, I can delete an individual file:

$err = filedelete("C:\Users\me\Desktop\bob.txt")
msgbox(0,"",$err)

Deleting file contents also works, but only for files. Sub directories will not be deleted:

$err = filedelete("C:\Users\me\Desktop\bob\*.*")
msgbox(0,"",$err)

It's repeatable with directories in other locations. Currently, I'm writing the script on a Win 7 x64 box with 3.3.6.1. Compiling to an exe and running on a Win XP machine shows the same behavior. Any ideas? Help for FileDelete() says:

Note: If the "path" passed to FileDelete is a folder, the files therein will be deleted just as if you had used the *.* mask.

So I would think that it would work properly. Thanks in advance for the help.

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dufran3

Try

DirRemove()

Edited by dufran3

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wzsmith

Nevermind. Just found DirRemove(). Now I need to figure out how to find the difference between a file and a folder.

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Melba23

wzsmith,

I'm trying to delete a directory

Then I suggest you try DirRemove rather than FileDelete. :unsure:

M23

Edit:

Now I need to figure out how to find the difference between a file and a folder

Use FileGetAttrib and look for "D". This one does work on both files and folders! :>

M23

Edited by Melba23

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

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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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guinness

Now I need to figure out how to find the difference between a file and a folder.

Func _IsFolder($sFolder)
    Return StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sFolder), "D")
EndFunc   ;==>_IsFolder

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