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    [RESOLVED] Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    How can i make an .exe remove 4 files from a location other than the folder the executable is located in?

    EG. Delete C:\Program Files\Delete This\Deletethis.txt

    Thanks,

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    I don't understand what the problem is.
    You can use _unlink or SHShellOperation and specify the full path of the file you want to delete.
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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    C++ remove()

    WinAPI DeleteFile()
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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Can you show me an example of this for the file:

    C:\Program Files\MyFolder\MyFile.txt

    All i want the code to do is delete that without even popping up a window or anything.

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    You can use DeleteFile. It does not pop anything.

    If you're using SHFileOperation make sure the flags parameter includes FOF_SILENT.
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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <winbase.h>
    
    int main () {
    	BOOL WINAPI DeleteFile(
      __in  LPCTSTR test.txt
    );
    }
    i get the error: error C2143: syntax error : missing ',' before '.'

    I don't want it to delete just one file in the same dir as the .exe, i want it to delete for files from a folder not on the desktop.

    Please show me an example.

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Code:
    DeleteFile("C:\\some directory\\some kind of file.txt");
    Do you understand how functions work?

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Thanks

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Sounds like someone is try to pull a nasty trick on someone else
    If that's the case, I would also use some bash scripting, use ls to get all the file names, put this in a new file, put that new file name at the end and then delete them all!

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    Re: Deleting Files from a diffrent location?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboldt
    Sounds like someone is try to pull a nasty trick on someone else
    If that's the case, I would also use some bash scripting, use ls to get all the file names, put this in a new file, put that new file name at the end and then delete them all!
    Huh???

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