Deleteing huge folder

Robert-Prodigy
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Hi
I need to delete the Badmails folder. I've renamed it and want to delete it.
I tried with shift-delete, but it said 'preparing to delete' for 2 hours.
Is there any cammand line utility that can do the job?
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You can just use the command prompt and navigate to the folder and type del *.* but if there is a lot of files this will take along time, you can then delete the folder.

Hopefully you have re-created an empty folder with the same name?

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Hi Robert,

Have a look at the following:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867642

Good Luck!

Gary

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I did, and I think the regular cmd line wont be enough since the folder is really huge
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big folders I think it is better to delete from command line, try "del" or "rmdir /s ". If this also does not work, download far manager and try using this manager.
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the command line should still work it will just take a while.

The other option is to bulk select the files in Windows Explorer and SHIFT+DEL

Just don't do them all at the same time.

Gary > Not sure that will work now the folder has been renamed?
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What did you do in the end?

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