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Command to Delete All Files Permanently with No Prompt

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What parameters with the del command can I use to delete a folder, all of it's contents, for all file types (read-only, those with missing permissions, etc), permanently, and without a prompt to select yes or no.

Is this sufficient?

Del "Z:\FolderName" /f
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Use:

RMDIR [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path
RD [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path

    /S      Removes all directories and files in the specified directory
            in addition to the directory itself.  Used to remove a directory
            tree.

    /Q      Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to remove a directory tree with /S
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/f is for force deleting of read-only files.

/q is for quiet mode, i.e., do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard.
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by:Steve Knight
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if you dont have permissions to files it wont work still of course, will need to push permissions down and/or take ownership as usual.

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