Deleting Windows XP folders

By deadgecko
Apr 11, 2004
  1. Hi all,

    New problem :D .

    I've now reformatted my c: drive and reinstalled windows xp pro on it. I've reinstalled all of my programs and all is well there. I've deleted all of my files and program files from the D: drive but I can't delete the Windows folder or the Documents and Settings Folder. I've deleted all of the files I can see, but it won't let me delete the folders. I assume there are tons of fidden folders and files in there.

    I have two data folders on my D: drive that are too big to move to my C: drive and need to permanently reside there so what I'd like to do is delete everything on the D: drive except for those two folders. Is this possible? If so, how?

    Any and all advice greatly appreciated!


  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can open a command prompt then type the following :

    rmdir /q /s FolderYouWishToDelete

    Be very carefull as the folder will get deleted, not sent to the recycle bin. Be very carefull with this command.
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