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April 24, 2014 at 12:56 am

Is there any way to delete a folder and its sub folders silently using Remove-Item ?

so far tried with -force and -confirm:$false but its prompting for confirmation.

April 24, 2014 at 1:03 am


what is the code you run?

I have no issues running

Remove-Item -path D:\temp\FolderToRemove -Recurse -Force

on Win8.1/PS4.0

April 24, 2014 at 1:13 am

Hi Stein,

Thanks for your time, below is my code

Remove-Item -path D:\inetpub\foldertoremove -force

I am not using -recurse as i want to delete entire thing(sub folders). Am running it on ISE and its prompting for confirmation

please correct me if am wrong

April 24, 2014 at 1:18 am

You can test it on a different folderstructure first, but you have to use -recurse to make it remove subdirectories.
If you read the help file for remove-item it will point to a different method in example 4.

April 24, 2014 at 1:29 am

Thanks steing, I am good with it