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Delete folders, subfolders and files easily

, 20 Feb 2002
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This article shows you how to delete all the files and subfolders in a selected folder
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Introduction

I Created this to show you how to delete all the files and subfolders in a selected folder including subfolders. It's very easy to understand and it's all by using the MFC (CFileFind, with some API functions)

void RecursiveDelete(CString szPath)
{
	CFileFind ff;
	CString path = szPath;
	
	if(path.Right(1) != "\\")
		path += "\\";

	path += "*.*";

	BOOL res = ff.FindFile(path);

	while(res)
	{
		res = ff.FindNextFile();
		if (!ff.IsDots() && !ff.IsDirectory())
			DeleteFile(ff.GetFilePath());
		else if (ff.IsDirectory())
		{
			path = ff.GetFilePath();
			RecursiveDelete(path);
			RemoveDirectory(path);
		}
	}
}

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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberRahul (Software Engineer)28-Sep-12 4:07 
Generalthank you, I used it on Win CE [modified] Pinmemberjuankre2-Oct-11 11:22 
GeneralMultiple File Creation/Deletion PinmemberRockSai30-Nov-08 7:03 
GeneralCannot delete folder Pinmemberatans9-Jul-07 17:30 
GeneralRe: Cannot delete folder Pinmemberatans9-Jul-07 19:16 
Generalone condition is missing Pinmemberbjdodo7-Feb-07 6:12 
QuestionWhy its not deleting the folders which contsins files? PinmemberRaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 4:21 
GeneralI get an infinte loop with this code Pinmemberhaleyana24-May-04 8:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pinmemberandyvinc24-May-04 9:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code PinsussAnonymous20-May-05 4:27 

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