DOS command to delete particular file/s from a folder


I am looking for dos command to force delete file/files by its name from folder. No matter any user uses/open that file. I don't want all files in the foleder get deleted when I run this code. Thats the reason why I am asking for a code where I can put file names and that code will delete the files I needed.

Thank you
Asatoma SadgamayaAnalystAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
- What kind of file is it?
- What program is used to open it?
- Does the file reside on a server?

Some programs lock the file when it is opened, possibly preventing it from deletion

Servers can use the NET FILE or PSFILE command to force closure of shared  files
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
hmm, there are no users in DOS..
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Pretty sure OP means CMD and not DOS

I would however use Powershell, somehing like this
Get-SmbOpenFile | Where-Object -Property sharerelativepath -match "SomeFile.txt" | Close-SmbOpenFile -Force
Get-ChildItem -Path C:\Temp -Include "SomeFile.txt" -File -Recurse | foreach { $_.Delete()}

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Really DOS? No cmd command prompt you mean?

Try this:

C:\>DEL /F <filename>

But as already said: when the file is opened by some application, deleting will likely fail.

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