Command prompt is one of the most useful tools in Windows, which gives you access to almost all of Windows’ features. You can do a lot of things with Command Prompt like delete files/folders, create new files/folders, copy files/folders, change the directory etc. In this article, we will see how to delete a folder using Command Prompt in different situations.
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt
The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can do a lot of things, and one of those things is deleting folders. You will need to use the del command to delete a folder using the Command Prompt.
Before you can delete the folder, you will need to open the Command Prompt. To do this, you can either search for “Command Prompt” in the Start menu or bring up the Run dialog box (press + R on your keyboard) and type “cmd” into it. Once the Command Prompt is open, you can start deleting folders.
Step 2: Find the Folder You Want to Delete
Now that you know how to open the Command Prompt, you need to know how to navigate to the folder that you want to delete. In the Command Prompt, you do this by using the “cd” (change directory) command. For example, if the folder you want to delete is on your Desktop and is named “old file,” you would type the following into the Command Prompt and press Enter:
cd C:\Users\Your Name\Desktop\old file
If the folder is in a different location, simply replace “C:\Users\Your Name\Desktop\old file” with the full path of the folder. You can also use this method to delete folders on a different drive; just make sure to change the drive letter from “C:” to whatever drive letter your second drive is using.
Step 3: Delete the Folder
Now that you have navigated to the correct directory, you can delete the folder using the following command:
-rmdir /s /q “folder name”
For example, if the name of the folder you want to delete is “temp”, then you would type the following command:
-rmdir /s /q “temp”
Remember to surround the folder name with quotation marks if it contains spaces.
Step 4: Close the Command Prompt
Now that you have deleted the troublesome folder, you can close the Command Prompt. To do so, simply type in “exit” (without the quotation marks), and then hit Enter on your keyboard. This will close the Command Prompt window and return you to your normal Windows desktop.
The del command is used to delete files and folders. In order to delete a folder using the del command, you need to use the /q switch. The /q switch tells the del command to delete the folder without prompting for confirmation.
To delete a folder using the del command, follow these steps:
- Open the Command Prompt.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
del /q foldername
- Replace foldername with the name of the folder you want to delete.