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Windows 7: batch file text help

08 Sep 2015   #1
Jodie959

windows 7 32 bit o/s
 
 
batch file text help

I am trying to create a task using a batch file which i can then add to my windows task manager so that i can schedule it run every 7 days.

I need the file to delet anything which is contained within the scanned documents folder. The folder is located on a network and shared by other users.

The code that i have so far is

set "folder=\\IVNKING\Shared Files\Scanned Documents"
pushd "%folder%"
for /d %%i in ('*') do rmdir "%%i" /q
popd

Does anybody know if this will delete only the contents of the scanned documents folder or if it will delete anything in other folders in the path.


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09 Sep 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Hi Jodie,

Because there are single quotes placed around that asterisk of your For loop, the For loop will find nothing to loop on. The single quotes aren't meant to be there.

Once you've fixed the For loop (by removing those single quotes), I can tell you what the batch file does: it will delete all non-hidden, empty-only folders under "\\IVNKING\Shared Files\Scanned Documents", and will not touch any files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jodie959 View Post
I need the file to delete anything which is contained within the scanned documents folder.
Below is a batch file that will do just that.
Code:
set "folder=\\IVNKING\Shared Files\Scanned Documents"
pushd "%folder%" || exit /b
del * /f /q
for /f "delims=" %%I in ('dir /a:d /b') do rd "%%~I" /s /q
popd
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