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Windows 7: Need help making a deleting .bat file

15 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
Need help making a deleting .bat file

So basically i want a file i can click that deletes a whole folder
At the moment i have this program
HTML Code:
@ Echo Off
del c:/Users/Lewis/Desktop
And that will delete my desktop.
But the problem i have with this is when i click it i have to type Y or N to delete the files.
As I'm going to use this as my shutdown command as-well i don't want to have to type Y or N so is there any way to bypass this?

+ Just released i spelt the title wrong! Sorry

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15 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Try using " /y " without the quotes at the end . That will choose yes you want to delete that file or folder
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15 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM

Nope sorry it didnt work. Now i have just incounterd a new problem. The .bat file wont delete the desktop now?
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15 Mar 2013   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

del c:\users\lewis\desktop /s /q that should work fine, this will delete all the files in the desktop folder but it will leave the desktop folder and it won't prompt you for confirmation

If you want to remove the folder and all files within this folder then use

rmdir c:\users\lewis\desktop /s /q
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15 Mar 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Lewis,

If you wanted to delete all files in your Desktop folder instead of the folder, then you could use this below if you like. This way it will also work on any user account you run it in. :)

@echo off
DEL /F /S /Q /A "%UserProfile%\Desktop\*"
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