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Solved: VBA to delete FILE

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by tomlock2, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. tomlock2

    tomlock2 Thread Starter

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    I'm using Windows 7 and Access 2010. I want to delete all *.PDF files in a certain folder using a VBA command within ACCESS. I have tried all kinds of formats with the KILL statement unsuccessfully. Any help deeply appreciated.

    I've tried ---

    KILL ("C:\pathname\*.PDF")
    KILL "C:\pathname\*.PDF"

    I've tried it with many other variations. I've even tried it with an explicit filename and the file exists before executing the command.

    In all cases the code errors out.
     
  2. Rockn

    Rockn

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    Create a button and put this in the onClick event

    Kill "C:\whatever\*.pdf"

    Once the files are gone they cannot be retrieved from the recycle bin.
     
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