about searching and deleting files?

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    about searching and deleting files?

    I am really tired to remove the files of folder.htt and desktop.ini from my system because i dont wanted to use the antivirus to remove the virus from my system because last time i used the antivirus to clean the virus and it quartine all my html files of the notes i had downloaded from different websites.. that is why I wanted to make a program which find the files folder.htt and desktop.ini from my system and delete them after requesting the confirmation.

    I just wanted to have little idea how to accomplish this task using MFC...
    Please mention the classes and functions who could help me to do this job.

    Thanks,

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    >> am really tired to remove the files of folder.htt and desktop.ini from my system because i dont wanted to use the antivirus to remove the virus from my system because last time i used the antivirus to clean the virus and it quartine all my html files of the notes i had downloaded from different websites.<<

    Helloooo confusing run-on sentence.

    Why would you want to delete those files anyway?

    Oh well, use FindFirstFile/FindNextFile

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    I also have no real idea what you are talking about - sorry, but if you want to log files in a directory, I have a tutorial on my site here.
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    I believe your question was already answered. But for those interested in decrypting your query here is what I think jawwadalam was asking:

    Here goes
    Hey everyone, you guys are the greatest most talented programmers in the world--er I mean--How would I go about finding and deleting folder.htt and desktop.ini from my system? I got hit with a virus that infected html files and lost a lot of notes and stuff because the antivirus quarantined my html files.

    Also how do I go about deleting files?

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    Okay, real quick also, desktop.ini is used for windows to display information about a folder (such as a folder's icon, the message given to you when you hover over the folder, etc.) so you may not even want to do that. But if you do, it won't really hurt anything too much.

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    In my message I assumed that you guys know the problem of .htt that is why I just focous on the question not the .htt story...

    just -ken- answer the first part of my query about how to find the files....

    thanks, -ken-
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    You can use DeleteFile() to delete a file. There is also the standard c way, remove(). There is also unlink(). And lets not forget system("delete folder.htt").

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    Thanks... master5001 ....

    hi master5001 thanks for answering the second part of my query..

    have a nice day...
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