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Bat script to delete flash cookies - I can't get it right!

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    Bat script to delete flash cookies - I can't get it right!

    Hi! I am trying to set up a script to delete flashcookies on a daily basis as I don't want corporations, spammers and spooks to track me online..

    The flash cookies are saved here: D:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects
    Often they are inside a folder, so the folders inside Shared Objects must be deleted too.

    I put the below, but it doesn't work! Any ideas why?

    del /F /Q /S D:\Users\Hanni\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\*.*
    RMDIR /S /Q D:\Users\Hanni\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

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    Just at first glance, Yes,,,,, you must put the whole path inside of Quotes.

    You're actually performing a DOS command routine, and DOS cannot read that long path, without the Quotes. OK?

    Your command line should look more like this:

    del /F /Q /S "D:\Users\Hanni\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\*.*"

    And once you've deleted everything in a folder, it's not necessary to remove the folder itself.

    But, I have to ask..... why is that stuff on Drive "D" ???
    I would usually expect to find it on drive "C". Many computers don't even have a drive "D".

    Good Luck,
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    AFAIK, CCleaner will do that. I just checked C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects and found no flash cookies. I run CCleaner at least once a day. Right click Recycle Bin and Run CCleaner from there.
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    Thanks Technomage!
    Yes, it makes sense with the quotes - I wasn't sure if they were needed or not, and I removed them since it seemed to work anyway.

    But actually: Folders are created INSIDE the cookie folder, so I must delete folders inside that folder as well. Along with all the content. That's why I needed to use RMDIR or RD. (Microsoft dropped deltree...)
    So I'm actually more in need of help with the RMDIR command. Should have said!

    Moving the User folder to D: is an old trick in the IT world. It has a lot of benefits. Basically you do that, keep a clone of your hard drive and that way you are always safe from anything that may hit you. You then keep a backup of the User folder on the actual C drive, but without actually using it.

    Odos - CC cleaner can do it, but I don't want to run that all the time and I don't think I have a license for it anyway. I prefer doing it with a script that's running on a schedule.

    I actually got del to work earlier, but I need the r
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    Same applies - a path that contains a space should be enclosed in quotes...
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    If your using FF you could use the flashblock addon.
    One of its options is to delete flash cookies when FF is closed.
    i think youll find flash cookies are also in your sys files
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    I wanted help regarding how to delete the files, not tips about add-ons. I am aware that there are third party tools to delete flash cookies. All of them have various backsides and for that reason I want to manually delete the cookies.
    I am starting a new thread in which I will not mention the word cookie, so that the thread stays on topic.
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