Force Deletion Using PowerShell

Ray Turner
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How do I delete a specific sub-folder in C:\Program Files (x86) using Windows PowerShell?  I want to delete the sub-folder and ALL of the child folders/files.
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Top Expert 2016
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1. you must run powershell as an administrator
2  remove-item -path "c:\program files (x86)\whatever -recurse -force"
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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The double quotes need to enclose the path:
remove-item 'c:\program files (x86)\whatever' -recurse -force

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I've also changed to ticks to prevent PowerShell from trying to accidentally detect an expression in the string.
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Thanks a lot!

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