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Citrus91
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Delete folder content

Hi,
I want clean up after my backup. So, I want to clean (=delete) all files and subfolders of a folder. I try to realize that with "sync" and "clean". The Source is a empty folder and the destination is the folder which I want to clean up. But it does not work.

I also try to use a script command 'delete' like 'delete([[c:\myfolder]])'. It is not work, too.

Can anybody help?

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re: delete folder content

There's several tools that might be able to help but I'm a little confused on what you're looking for. Could you give the starting conditions, do a numbered list of separate steps, and what the results of the process?

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First we speak about tool

First we speak about tool "Toucan". My steps are e.g.:

* start toucan portable 3.1.5
* select tab "script"
* select in first selection "other commands" and in second "delete([[path]])" and click "+"
* replace "path" with "D:\Test" >> delete([[D:\Test]])
* click run
* dialog is opening and says "all is fine"
* looking in filesystem >> folder is still there

What's wrong?

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re: Delete folder content

I'm afraid I can't speak for Toucan as I'm not familiar with that program. Based on the process you're describing however, I'd recommend using BleachBit with the custom settings enabled (see Preferences - Custom tab).

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Sorry, but why you answer in

Sorry, but why you answer in a "toucan" forum, when you do not know the software!?!?!

"BleachBit" is a CleanUp-Tool and "Toucan" is a Backup-Tool. Do you see the different?

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re:why you answer in

> Sorry, but why you answer in a "toucan" forum, when you do not know the software!?!?!

Yeah that one is on me -- I was answering recent posts rather than paying attention to the subforum. My fault.

> "BleachBit" is a CleanUp-Tool and "Toucan" is a Backup-Tool. Do you see the different?

My reply was based on what you seemed to be putting together (deletions), but obviously there's more going on.

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Ok, but I look for a solution

Ok, but I look for a solution in one tool. The main task is a backup-task, so the tool is toucan.

In this tool, normaly, deleting is not a problem, but it does not work. (see first post)

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Re: Ok, but I look for a solution

> The main task is a backup-task, so the tool is toucan.

Makes sense but I don't think I can help here -- not a Toucan user.

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