Delete Files And Folders Automatically

How to delete files and folders automatically using the File System Object (FSO) in VBA. Watch the video below:

Delete Files And Folders Automatically

We will learn how to delete files and folders using FSO or File System Object in VBA. The File System Object or FSO allows us to access the file system on our computer. We will use ‘late-binding‘ and will therefore not reference the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library.

Below is given the code to delete all Excel files from a specific folder:

Sub DeleteAllExcelFilesFromFolder()

Dim fso As Object

Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)

fso.deletefile “C:\test-folder-delete-files*.xl*”

End Sub

If we wanted to delete all the files from a folder , we would use the following code:

Sub DeleteAllFilesFromFolder()

Dim fso As Object

Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)

fso.deletefile “C:\test-folder-delete-files*.*”

End Sub

If we wish to delete the complete folder, we can use the following code:

Sub DeleteFolder()

Dim fso As Object

Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)

fso.DeleteFolder “C:\test-folder-delete-files”

End Sub

In this manner we can delete files and folders from our computer using FSO in VBA.

Delete files and folders from PC using the file system object in VBA
Delete Files & Folders from PC

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Dinesh Kumar Takyar

Welcome to exceltrainingvideos.com! My aim is to help you learn MS Excel including VBA. I always felt that a good way to learn something was to find solutions to problems in that domain. That is why I share these Excel videos with you. Mostly these are questions asked during my corporate training sessions. I've been training individuals and companies in computers since 1991. I did my B. Sc. (Vordiplom), M. Sc. (Diplom) and Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Hamburg, Germany. The best thing about solving some of my visitor's questions is that I also gain new insights. For more Excel VBA solutions you may like to visit my YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/familycomputerclub For a structured Excel VBA training course online you can visit: https://www.youtube.com/excelvbaonline

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