Did you know that if you specify an invalid directory when implementing "del /Q /F /S %directory%\*.*" the script will go ahead and delete all files in all directories branching from the drive the script itself is located on!!!! Guess what!! I didn't!!!!! The script was located on H:\<user>\Desktop\script.bat all files in H:\*.* were deleted!!!! Weeee!!!!! As you can clearly guess I had a few choice words for, Microsoft, my computer, and everyone else within shouting distance.