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I am trying to delete files off of a desktop

I have tried the following:

FileDelete, C:\Documents and Settings\\%USERPROFILE%\\Desktop\\1.text, 0

changing the txt to a wild card and the 1 to a wildcard with the .txt extension also 0 to a 1 (what does that do anyway?)

I have also tried it this way

FileDelete, C:\Documents and Settings\userid\Desktop\1.txt, 0

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

Thanks for your help.


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Since you posted in the version 3 forum, try this:

FileDelete("C:\Documents and Settings\userid\Desktop\1.txt")

Another consideration is whether the file is "in-use." For Windows XP, I've had lots of trouble with folders I've simply browsed and closed being classifed "in use" by explorer. Killing and restarting explorer.exe allowed me to delete the file.

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What I want to do is to be able to delete files on each person’s PC. These files on each person’s desktop. Each person will execute this on their own PC. We are using windows 2000 professional.

The path to the files is

C:\Documents and Settings\userid\Desktop\1.txt")

Where userid is different for everyone, I assume that I am able to use the %USERPROFILE%. I have tried it just using my own userid and it does not work.

I have tried these:

FileDelete ("C:\Documents and Settings\bcajpk\Desktop\1.txt")

FileDelete(@DesktopCommonDir & "1.txt")

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "1.txt")

I get the error Unknown command.

Am I better off using v2 or v3?

Thank you everyone for your help.

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