DeleteFile Method


Deletes a specified file.


object.DeleteFile ( filespec[, force] ); 


  • 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.


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

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also

CopyFile Method
CreateTextFile Method
Delete Method
DeleteFolder Method
MoveFile Method