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Delete all files in directory, msgbox list files before delete.

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    Delete all files in directory, msgbox list files before delete.

    I have the below macro that will delete all files in the specified directory. But what i would like to do is before the files are deleted, list the names of all files about to be deleted in a userform with drop down menu. With all items highlighted or selected. Items can be unselected and if they are unselected then they would not be deleted. Once changes to the list of files to be deleted was completed the user will click OK.

    In the event this is not possible how would I simply just use a message to display the files that are about to be deleted with the option to cancel.

    Below is my macro as it is now.

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    Re: Delete all files in directory, msgbox list files before delete.

    I'm flabbergasted at how this is any different/easier than simply opening your downloads folder and doing the exact same thing in the Windows Folder using Windows own select/delete processes.

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    Re: Delete all files in directory, msgbox list files before delete.

    Because I always have excel open and I usually want to delete everything when I click this macro which is on the ribbon. But if I don't want to delete everything or change my mind after clicking it I can back out or un-select files. usually I will just click ok and let it delete everything.

    And it is something I don't know how to do in VBA yet. And I would like to see what something like this would look like so I can learn it.

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    Re: Delete all files in directory, msgbox list files before delete.

    If you have problems deleting long path files, this tool can help you http://www.longpathtool.com

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