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balubeto

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Hi

With the Command Prompt in Windows 8.x, which command should I use to delete all files and all subdirectories of a directory without deleting this root directory?

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del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
del "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*" /s /f /q

It will delete all files within folder and subdirectories, but not subdirectories themself.
 

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balubeto

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del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
del "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*" /s /f /q

It will delete all files within folder and subdirectories, but not subdirectories themself.

I have tried in this way but it does not work because all files are deleted but its nested subdirectories are not deleted. Why?

Thanks

Bye
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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