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goodmanjl531

Delete Multiple Directories with Wildcard

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am tring to do some automated HDD cleanup and I have no issues with individual file deletion, I cant get multiple folders to delete using a wild card.

#include <Array.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <File.au3>


#region SLU***.TMP Files-Folders
FileDelete("C:\Windows\TEMP\slu*.tmp")
DirRemove("C:\Windows\TEMP\slu*.tmp",1)
#endregion SLU***.TMP Files-Folders

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goodmanjl531,

It seems that DirRemove does not honour wildcards - it does not say that it does in the Help file and my testing confirms that.

So you will have to list the folders using _FileListToArray and then remove them individually - this code works for me: :)

#include <File.au3>

$sPath = "M:\" ; Change to match your required path

$aList = _FileListToArray($sPath, "slu*.tmp", 2)

For $i = 1 To $aList[0]
    DirRemove($sPath & $aList[$i], 1)
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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
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Melba23,

It worked perfectly, Thanks so much for the help Greatly apprciated.   Now to just get approval from higher ups to run this on 4000+ machines...

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