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Windows 7: Automatically delete files

12 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Still can't get it working

Here is the content of my delete.bat

CD \\DISKSTATION\BackupFolder\BeyondTv

del /q *.dat
del /q *.index
del /q *.timeindex
del /q *.header
del /q *.index.dat

Command prompt:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


C:\Users\Lawrence>CD \\DISKSTATION\BackupFolder\BeyondTv
CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories.

C:\Users\Lawrence>del /q *.dat

C:\Users\Lawrence>del /q *.index
Could Not Find C:\Users\Lawrence\*.index

C:\Users\Lawrence>del /q *.timeindex
Could Not Find C:\Users\Lawrence\*.timeindex

C:\Users\Lawrence>del /q *.header
Could Not Find C:\Users\Lawrence\*.header

C:\Users\Lawrence>del /q *.index.dat
Could Not Find C:\Users\Lawrence\*.index.dat


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bigsplash View Post
Still can't get it working

Here is the content of my delete.bat

CD \\DISKSTATION\BackupFolder\BeyondTv

Originally (prior post in this thread) you had this:

CD C:\RecordedTV

In your script shown above, CD \\DISK..... the double-backslash \\ is to denote a NETWORK drive/path. In your test above, you can prove your CD (Change Directory) command did not work because the command prompt shown after each unsuccessful del /q command still has:


The format for your path should be:

logicaldrive:\directorynode1\directorynode2\..... - see above CD C:\RecordedTV

It sounds like you want:

CD C:\DISKSTATION\BackupFolder\BeyondTv

Let's say you were in DOS and had your current directory pointing your F drive, your command prompt would show this:


If you issued the CD C:\DISK..... command above it would not work. You need to add a / switch to the DIR command to tell it that you are not just changing the current working directory PATH, but are also changing the drive.

CD /D C:\DISKSTATION\BackupFolder\BeyondTv

If you only have your C drive/partition, no need to have the /D option in there on the CD command.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for all your patient help!

Diskstation actually is referring to my synology network attached storage, which is connected to my router via cat 6 cable.

Is it still possible to make this work?

What kind of command would I need at the command prompt to change to the NAT drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2012   #14


My System SpecsSystem Spec

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