Last modified: December 06, 2011
Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA
Deletes files from a disk.
In Microsoft Windows, Kill supports the use of multiple-character (*) and single-character (?) wildcards to specify multiple files. However, on the Macintosh, these characters are treated as valid file name characters and can't be used as wildcards to specify multiple files.
Since the Macintosh doesn't support the wildcards, use the file type to identify groups of files to delete. You can use the MacID function to specify file type instead of repeating the command with separate file names. For example, the following statement deletes all TEXT files in the current folder.
If you use the MacID function with Kill in Microsoft Windows, an error occurs.
An error occurs if you try to use Kill to delete an open file.
To delete directories, use the RmDir statement.