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Delete Files/Folders with Robocopy

To create a batch file to have Robocopy delete the folder, create a text file called DelFolder.bat containing the following code:

@echo off
if {%1}=={} @echo Syntax: DelFolder FolderPath&goto :EOF

if not exist %1 @echo Syntax: DelFolder FolderPath – %1 NOT found.&goto :EOF
set folder=%1
set MT=”%TEMP%\DelFolder_%RANDOM%”

RoboCopy %MT% %folder% /MIR
RD /S /Q %MT%
RD /S /Q %folder%


The usage of this batch file is: DelFolder.bat PathToDelete

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  1. November 28, 2017 at 15:59

    Dear Chris, My name is Peter from Ponticello in Torquay, England. I have been using this little script for what seems like years. Working on Server2012R2 today (28/11/17) I used the script to delete a set of folders which were nested too deeply for Windows to cope with. Windows file manager was unable to delete the folders.

    Your script is extremely useful, well written and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Thank you for making my job a little bit easier.

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