Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

DeleteFile Method

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Description

Deletes a specified file.

Syntax

object.DeleteFile filespec[, force]

The DeleteFile method syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.
filespec Required. The name of the file to delete. The filespec can contain wildcard characters in the last path component.
force Optional. Boolean value that is True if files with the read-only attribute set are to be deleted; False (default) if they are not.

Remarks

An error occurs if no matching files are found. The DeleteFile method stops on the first error it encounters. No attempt is made to roll back or undo any changes that were made before an error occurred.

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