troubleshooting Question

SQL Server 2008 - How to delete FileName physical path folder if exists?

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Hello all,

I am getting an error as we have a deployment script where we enable filestream.  The script it:

ALTER DATABASE MYDB
    ADD FILE (NAME = [MYDB_FILES], FILENAME = 'C:\MYDBFILES') TO FILEGROUP [MYDB_FILEGROUP];

If the path already exists after a previous deploy:  'C:\MYDBFILES' then I get the error:
Cannot create file 'C:\MYDBFILES' because it already exists. Change the file path or the file name, and retry the operation.

How can I handle this?  I am thinking best option is to delete the whole file folder as it is being backed up anyway.   Any suggestions?   On a QA server if we added a GUID etc it will have a lot of folders getting created.

Thanks
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