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How to Delete a File From the Command Prompt

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  How to Delete a File from the Command Prompt Here's How: 1. Do step 2, 3, or 4  for how you would like to delete your file(s). 2.   To Use a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows   NTE:   This will allow you to delete any file(s) on the computer  .A) Open !older ptions , uncheck the Hide e tensions #or $nown #ile t%pes  box, and click on &  . (see screenshot below)B) Open a Elevated ommand prompt . C) Go to step . 3.   To Use a Command Prompt in Windows   NTE:   This will only allow you to delete any file(s) in your user folders .A) Open !older ptions , uncheck the Hide e tensions #or $nown #ile t%pes  box, and click on &  . (see screenshot below)  B) Open a ommand prompt . C) Go to step . 4.   To Use a Command Prompt at (oot   NTE:   This will allow you to delete any file(s) on the computer  .A) Open a ommand prompt at )oot .B) !n the co and pro pt, type dis$part  and press Enter . (see screenshot below)C) !n the co and pro pt, type list vol*me  and press Enter . (see screenshot below) NTE:   This will let you see what the drive letter is for the drive that you want to delete the  file in since it may not always be the same drive letter that it is in Windows. D) After akin# note of the dri$e letter, type e it  and press Enter . (see screenshot below)%) Go to step . +.  Do step , -, , /, or 10  for how you would like to delete your file(s). . To elete a pei#i !ile in Command Prompt  A) !n the co and pro pt, type the co and below and press enter. NTE:   Substitute Full Path of File with extension within quotes below with your files's full  path and name with the extension included within quotes instead  .Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A Full Path of File with extension NTE:  For example if ! wanted to delete a text file named File with the file extension  .txt   on my des top ! would type this command below. Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\File.txt B) Go to step ''. -. To elete ll !iles in a !older wito*t Con#irmation in Command Prompt NTE:   This will not as you if it's o (#$%) to delete each file when deletin& all files in a  folder and the folder's subfolders .A) !n the co and pro pt, type the co and below and press enter. NTE:   Substitute Full Path of Folder within quotes below with the full path of the folder that you want to delete all files in .Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A Full Path of Folder \* NTE:  For example if ! wanted to delete all files in my  D:\Projects  folder and subfolders ! would type this command below. Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A D:\Projets\* B) Go to step ''. . To elete ll !iles in a !older wit Con#irmation in Command Prompt NTE:   This will as you if it's o (#$%) to delete each file when deletin& all files in a folder and the folder's subfolders .A) !n the co and pro pt, type the co and below and press enter. NTE:   Substitute Full Path of Folder within quotes below with the full path of the folder that you want to delete all files in .Code& DEL /P /F /S /A Full Path of Folder \* NTE:  For example if ! wanted to delete all files in my  D:\Projects  folder and subfolders ! would type this command below. Code&  DEL /P /F /S /A D:\Projets\* B) Go to step ''. /. To elete ll !iles wit a pei#ied !ile E tension in a !older wito*t Con#irmation  in Command PromptNTE:   This will not as you if it's o (#$%) to delete each file when deletin& all files with a  specified file extension in a folder and the folder's subfolders .A) !n the co and pro pt, type the co and below and press enter. NTE:   Substitute Full Path of Folder within quotes below with the full path of the folder that you want to delete all files in. Substitute extension  with the file extension of the type of  files that you want to delete in the folder and it's subfolders .Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A Full Path of Folder \*. extension NTE:  For example if ! wanted to delete all txt   (text) files in my  D:\Projects  folder and  subfolders ! would type this command below. Code& DEL /F /S /Q /A D:\Projets\*.txt B) Go to step ''. 10. To elete ll !iles wit a pei#ied !ile E tension in a !older wit Con#irmation in Command PromptNTE:   This will as you if it's o (#$%) to delete each file when deletin& all files with a  specified file extension in a folder and the folder's subfolders .A) !n the co and pro pt, type the co and below and press enter. NTE:   Substitute Full Path of Folder within quotes below with the full path of the folder that you want to delete all files in. Substitute extension  with the file extension of the type of  files that you want to delete in the folder and it's subfolders .Code& DEL /P /F /S /A Full Path of Folder \*. extension NTE:  For example if ! wanted to delete all txt   (text) files in my  D:\Projects  folder and  subfolders ! would type this command below. Code& DEL /P /F /S /A D:\Projets\*.txt 11.  he file(s) should now be deleted. 12.  Close the co and pro pt. NTE:    !f you used a command prompt at boot then also close the  System Recovery Options window and restart the computer  .
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