XenoGuard Documentation

Delete Files

Actions » Windows » Directory » Delete Files 

The action Delete Files removes all the contents in a specified directory.


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  1. Open the Windows node in the Workspace Explorer.
  2. Open the Directory node, select the Delete Files action.

Parameters:

The action has the following input parameters:


name Description
Directory Path
The path of the directory where files are to be deleted. The entered path is not case-sensitive.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter, Enum]
File Mask
A filter mask used in selecting the files to be deleted.

Wildcard specifiers: asterisk (*) and question mark (?)

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter, Enum]
Delete Recursive
Determines whether subdirectories are included in the deletion.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Value [Boolean]
Delete Hidden
Determines whether hidden files are included in the deletion.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Value [Boolean]
Delete Read-Only
Determines whether read-only files are included in the deletion.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Value [Boolean]

Remove Empty Folders

Determines whether empty folders are included in the deletion.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Value [Boolean]
Break on Error
Determines whether the action should not proceed when an error occurs.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Value [Boolean]

Results:

The action returns the following results:


name
description
File Count
The number of files deleted from the directory.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter]
Files
The list of files that were deleted from a specified directory.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter]

Example 1 (Removes all hidden files and read-only files):

This example checks the directory for hidden and read-only files in the documents directory and deletes them all. The Result after deletion is then output via Message Box.

Example 2 (Removes all files and folders):

This example erases subdirectories, hidden files, read-only files, and empty folders in the backup directory. The Result after deletion is then output via Message Box.


See other directory operations: