How to Delete a Folder and its Contents in DOS


To delete a folder in DOS you will have to use the "Deltree" command, for example to delete the windows directory you type:


You will then be prompted for a Y or N answer

Pressing Y and enter will start the deletion of the folder and all its contents, including subdirectories this will take several minutes, when finished it will be gone.

Pressing N and enter will cancel the operation.

This command is irreversible, so be careful in its deployment