Mostly, I’m just posting this in the hopes that right after I submit it, I will suddenly realize that I was just being stupid and wasted however long its going to take me to write out the problem I’m having. Also, because being pessimistic often leads to me being wrong (and I DO want to be wrong this time), I’m going to come right out and say that I highly doubt anyone will have a solution for me on this issue. So…onto my annoying problem with Windows 10:
I just updated from Windows 8.1 to 10 (long story, just took the plunge). I want to make a batch file that either 1) moves all the files and folders from a folder on my local drive to a shared network drive, or 2) copies all the files and folders from a local folder to a shared network drive then deletes everything in the local folder.
I can use xcopy to copy everything, but using:
del /S /Q *
del /S /Q .
doesn’t work to delete folders…don’t even get an error message. Nor am I able to get the ‘rmdir’ command to work with a wildcard to delete folders.
The ‘move’ command also doesn’t want to work with a wildcard either. I can’t even move everything to another local folder, then delete that folder.
Yes, I’ve tried Google. Most of the results I get are for Windows 7, or doesn’t apply, or doesn’t work, or I have already tried. Maybe my search terms suck…I don’t know. I was just hoping to have one batch file I could run to do it all at once without having to open the file, select everything, and delete every day. Anyway, if anyone has a suggestion, I’ll give it a shot. This is really annoying me and if the last hour and a half is any indication, I’m not getting any sleep tonight.