I hung onto it. :-)
Rebecca >>> "Diane Gaskill" <dgcaller at earthlink.net> 24/07/07 20:48 >>> Ben, Why do you need a VB script? A simple batch file works fine. Run a DOS window from the directory you want to clean up and then run the following batch file. Copy the text to Notepad and save it as cleanfm.bat or whatever you want to call it. Save it to a directory in the path or add the directory to the path. I assume you know about paths. BTW, I've been using this .bat for at least 14 years and a general purpose one like it for 20 years. Never had either of them delete anything they weren't supposed to. @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: dir *.backup.* *.lck echo. del *.backup.* *.lck You can also add *recover*.* to the list to delete recovery files after you save them to the original file names. If you have a tree of directories with archived files in them, I have a neat little utility called sweep.com that executes a .bat or an .exe in all of the directories in the tree. Free. Hope this helps, Diane Gaskill ============================================ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink.net at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of B Hechter Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 10:13 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: deleting backup files Hi Framers, Before attempting this, thought I would inquire if any VB wizard out there has a script snippet to share for deleting FM .backup files from archival directories. Thanks! Ben NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.