Scripting Runtime Library  

DeleteFile Method

Deletes a specified file.

object.DeleteFile ( filespec[, force] ); 


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


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.

The following example illustrates the use of the DeleteFile method.

function DeleteFile(filespec)
   var fso;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
Sub DeleteAFile(filespec)
   Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
End Sub

See Also

CopyFile Method | CreateTextFile Method | Delete Method | DeleteFolder Method | MoveFile Method
Applies To: FileSystemObject Object