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I need to delete a folder that has at least 100,000 files in it.  The files are small 1 or 2 KB each but I need a way to delete them.  And it would be all the files in a specified directory.
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Here a delete command that will do the trick when the current directory is the directory where the files exist:

del /f /q *.*
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Personally, I always use -

C:\> rd /s /q KillThisFolder

... or if I only want the content removed -

C:\> cd KillThisFolder
C:\KillThisFolder> rd /s /q .

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