1.    03 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607

    Batch file no report from external hard drive

    I have created this batch file that I often use in a command prompt to remove .tmp., .bak, and other files created by a program that I use:

    del c:\data\*.wbk /s
    del c:\data\music\*.clp /s
    del c:\*.tmp /s
    del c:\data\music\*.asv /s
    del c:\data\music\*.asvx /s
    del c:\*.bak /s
    del c:\*.bakx /s
    del c:\*.cvr /s
    del I:\Finale25TempFolder\*.tmp

    The c: directories always report which files are deleted, which files should be but wouldn't be deleted, and if no files to be deleted were found. When the command reaches the I: drive (only that one folder there), the .tmp files are deleted, so the command is working, but there is no report. The I: drive is a Western Digital Passport portable drive. How do I get the I: drive in this batch file to report as do the c: drive items?
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  2.    03 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 5,218
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Yes. I've tested that on one of my external drives. Seems you only get the report of deletions if you used the /s option (which you didn't for I:). Silly, but even though you don't need it, add the /s to the 'I:' line and it will work like all the others.
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  3.    03 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter

    OK, Bree. Thanks.
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