Batch file in XP or 2003 to delete ALL files AND folders in a specified directory

I am looking for a SHORT batch file in XP or 2003 to delete ALL files AND folders in a specified directory.
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PaulKeatingCommented:
I may have missed the point of the question, but if you just want a batch file to delete a directory subtree then this is that batch file:

rmdir /s /q "%~1"

Save it as (say) deletesubtree.cmd and invoke it as follows

deletesubtree "C:\my unwanted folder\data files"




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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
You can use a vbscript - this one was given to me by PurplePomegranite


dim strFolders
dim i
dim objFSO
dim objFile
dim objFolder
 
strFolders=array("c:\temp","c:\temp2") ' List all folders to be cleared here
 
  on error resume next ' Ignore any errors
  set objFSO=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  for i=0 to UBound(strFolders)
    if objFSO.FolderExists(strFolders(i)) then
	  ' Folder exists, so delete it's contents
	  for each objFile in objFSO.GetFolder(strFolders(i))
		objFile.Delete true
	  next
	  ' Check for subfolders
	  for each objFolder in objFSO.GetFolder(strFolders(i)).Folders
	    objFolder.Delete true
	  next
	end if
  next

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tru504187211Author Commented:
That's exactly the one liner that I need!  THANK!
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