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I am trying to create a batch file to delete all the desktop.ini files from student home areas. I ...
9th June 2011, 10:31 AM #1
Batch File to delete files.
I am trying to create a batch file to delete all the desktop.ini files from student home areas. I have this code.
it seems to get rid of some of them but most remain. Does anyone have any thoughts please?
del /F /S "D:\Shared Folders\StudentHomeAreas\desktop.ini"
9th June 2011, 10:34 AM #2
Have you checked if it's giving you a yes/no to delete? I know force should stop it, but might be worth trying it with a /Q
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Also the ones that aren't deleting do they have indexing enabled on them?
9th June 2011, 10:37 AM #3
perhaps the ones it leaves are open otherwise locked?
what about doing something like havnt tested just thiking out loud
dir /b/s D :\Shared Folders\StudentHomeAreas\desktop.ini >d:\todelete.txt
for /f %%u in (todelete.txt) do (del %%u )
9th June 2011, 10:40 AM #4
Ah im aving a bad day, this did the trick. Typical as soon as i post here i get it sused!
del /F /S /A S "D:\Shared Folders\StudentHomeAreas\desktop.ini"
Thanks to FN-GM from:
jamiet147 (15th October 2012)
9th June 2011, 10:43 AM #5
- Rep Power
It might be some of the ini files are hidden or system
you might need to use attrib to unhide them or mark them as non system before deleting
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