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
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-----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

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