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FileDelete() not working

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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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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try

DirRemove()

Edited by dufran3

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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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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

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

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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")
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