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Filedelete issues because of quotes

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Hi,

I'm creating a gui that will clear the contents of a specific folder remotely.  I'm having trouble I believe because filedelete requires quotes around the path, but the way I've coded it (string?) also requires the quotes.  How can I make this work?  I'm just starting to script, so sorry if I'm not saying it correctly

;~ This works
FileDelete ("\\is1127000\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")

;~ Doens't work
FileDelete (""\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\"")

;~ Also doens't work
FileDelete ("\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")

;~ Also doesn't work
$Read= GUICtrlRead ($Input1)
$start="("
$close=")

$computerName = GUICtrlRead($Input1)
FileDelete $start & "\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\" & $close

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

does this work for you?

Local $computerName, $fDel

$computerName = GUICtrlRead($Input1) ; must declare the variable and set it if your going to use it first

$fDel = FileDelete ("\\is1127000\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")
If $fDel = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "first File delete didn't work because it didn't exist or didn't delete the file")
EndIf

$fDel = FileDelete ("\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")
If $fDel = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "second File delete didn't work because it didn't exist or didn't delete the file")
EndIf

$fDel = FileDelete ("\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")
If $fDel = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "third File delete didn't work because it didn't exist or didn't delete the file")
EndIf

$fDel = FileDelete ( "\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\" )
If $fDel = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "fourth File delete didn't work because it didn't exist or didn't delete the file")
EndIf

EDIT: Also, welcome to the AutoIt forum woody619 ;)

Edited by MikahS

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That works!  Looks like I tried that, but must've messed up something somewhere else that day.  Thanks for your help

;~ Also doens't work
FileDelete ("\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")

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That works!  Looks like I tried that, but must've messed up something somewhere else that day.  Thanks for your help

;~ Also doens't work
FileDelete ("\\" & $computerName & "\c$\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\")

 

Glad to help :)


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My Scripts: Short-Order Encrypter - message and file encryption V1.6.1 ~ AuPad - Notepad written entirely in AutoIt V1.9.4

Feel free to use any of my code for your own use.                                                                                                                                                           Forum FAQ

 

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