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  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    Is there any way to automatically remove the temp file which gets created when any word or excel document is opened. Users are complaining that they see lots of old temp file (~$filename.xxx) in their shared folder. Pls let me know. I can just hide the system files from the folder options which will hide the files. But that is not the ideal solution. 

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:51 PM

Answers

  • WARNING: THIS WILL DELETE THE FILES THAT MATCHES ~*.extension IN THE FOLDER YOU SPECIFY. ME AND MY CODE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTAL DELETION OF FILES AND THIS SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK

    You could use powershell to help you delete those files.

    $path = "C:/Some_Folder/Some_oother_folder/Some_Folder/~*.extension"
    Get-ChildItem -path $path -Recurse | Remove-Item


    Julio Sanchez-Tirado http://scriptomato.com co-founder | CEO | Pitcher

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:43 PM

All replies

  • WARNING: THIS WILL DELETE THE FILES THAT MATCHES ~*.extension IN THE FOLDER YOU SPECIFY. ME AND MY CODE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTAL DELETION OF FILES AND THIS SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK

    You could use powershell to help you delete those files.

    $path = "C:/Some_Folder/Some_oother_folder/Some_Folder/~*.extension"
    Get-ChildItem -path $path -Recurse | Remove-Item


    Julio Sanchez-Tirado http://scriptomato.com co-founder | CEO | Pitcher

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:43 PM
  • As Julio Sanchez-Tirado mentioned, please try it.


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    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:25 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:55 AM
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? How about the solution we have provided? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:25 AM