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How to delete folders recurisvely with long names

Do you have an issue where there are hundred/thousands of folders inside more folders which you are unable to delete due to the filenames being too long.


robocopy c:\purge d:\deleteme /purge

Where “d:\deleteme” is the infinite loop path you wish to delete
Make sure to create a blank folder named “purge” in c:\ as mentioned above.


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  • Ronald

    You can use Long Path Tool to solve the problem of deleting files and folder with long filename. It is very useful to solve such type of problem.

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    • admin

      Thanks Ronald!

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