Guilherme Longo Guilherme Longo - 4 months ago 16
C# Question

How to check if System.IO.File.Delete deleted a file sucessfully

After removing a file using the class:


I need to run some code if the file was sucessfully deleted.
As long as the method does not return any value, I am checking if the file exist after the delete method. If it still exist I supposed the operation had failed.

The problem is, the deletion method works fine, but there is a couple of seconds to the file to be deleted. The Exist function return true because at the time it is checking the file is there.

How can I verify for sure if the
completed sucessfully ?


FileInfo file = new FileInfo(openedPdfs.path);
if (file.Exists == false)
{ ... }
{ ... }


Delete should throw an exception if the file wasn't deleted. Hence, your call to Exists is redundant.

Have a look at the documentation for Delete.