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Problem Deleting files

Problem Deleting files

Problem Deleting files

I am a real novice and can't work this out - sorry if it is way simple for the gurus that live here but please help if you can.
I've got a nifty script that does some great things and I was about to finish when I decided to add some house keeping that deletes an unwanted file on exit. Problem. Whilst my method seems correct there is something about the way I am referencing the unwanted file via a variable that is throwing an error.
I've condensed the issue here...

CODE --> vbscript

' strPathFile is a varaible that has been set earlier, in this example lets assume it is set to "C:\Temp\Goyder2.jpg"
MsgBox strPathFile  'Confirms I have the correct details for a file I want to delete
Dim filesys
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
'filesys.DeleteFile ("C:\Temp\Goyder2.jpg")  'this proved my method is correct and worked as expected but it is hard coded
filesys.DeleteFile (strPathFile) 'this is the line I want to work but it throws an error and fails to delete the file! 
I get a "Bad file name or number" error. What am I getting so wrong?
Please help if you can.


RE: Problem Deleting files

Turns out my variable which contained the file location was wrapped in quotation marks. This was causing the error when performing the DeleteFile command.
Stripped the quote marks from the string and voila.
All good now

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