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Quiet Storm
10-14-2002, 08:50 PM
How do I get WinME to delete the contents of folders (temp/recent) on startup?

I thought putting DEL C:\folder\sub\*.* in the autoexec.bat file would do it, but it doesn't.

I saw it done before, but can't remember how...


Mr J
10-14-2002, 11:20 PM
If you have the appropriate files just place a shortcut to them in the startup folder

If you haven't got them let me know and I'll post them here

Quiet Storm
10-14-2002, 11:22 PM
I don't really need to access them, for security I'd like them to be deleted automaticly on startup... like before windows actually loads.

Mr J
10-14-2002, 11:25 PM
programs in the startup folder are started as windows start which basically is the same.

10-15-2002, 11:18 AM
I practice this religiously. Alway clear my recent files off before closing down my pc.

10-24-2002, 02:36 AM
You have the wrong text in your autoexec.bat:

deltree/y c:\folder\sub\

The "/y" stops the prompt asking you if you're sure you want to delete it. It deletes before Windows loads.

You could also do:

del c:\windows\recent\*.lnk to delete recent files

Hope this helps! :D

Wow, it's been a long time since I've been here..