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    autoexec.bat: DEL C:\folder\sub\*.*

    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...

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    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
    Last edited by Mr J; 10-15-2002 at 12:22 AM.

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    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.
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    programs in the startup folder are started as windows start which basically is the same.

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    Why not do it on exit?

    I practice this religiously. Alway clear my recent files off before closing down my pc.
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    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!


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