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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Default emptying contents of temp folder using vb

Hi, I am new to VB ,but have been learning for a few months now and trying to write my own little disk cleanup utility (for a client)

I have got most of the app done but having the following issues which I hope someone would be kind enough to assist with:-

1) Can clean out windows/temp folder okay, but when it finds a file locked by a process it crashes - I have found out how to use error handlers etc to control the error but how can I unlock(?) the files in use before I try to delete them

2) How can I clear cookes, history, temp internet files etc from within vb? i have looked at my.computer.filesystem.specialdirectories.temp and also environment.specialfolders but cannot get it to work


Thanks for reading and in advance for any replies
 
Old June 27th, 2008, 10:38 AM
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To start with, use:
Code:
    Try
        ' Try the deletion here
    Catch ex As Exception
        ' Handle the error here.  Having entered the catch
        ' might be enough for you;  that will prevent your 
        ' app from crashing, anyway.
    End Try





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