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, 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 3:07 
Generalthank you, I used it on Win CE [modified] Pinmemberjuankre2-Oct-11 10:22 
GeneralMultiple File Creation/Deletion PinmemberRockSai30-Nov-08 6:03 
GeneralCannot delete folder Pinmemberatans9-Jul-07 16:30 
GeneralRe: Cannot delete folder Pinmemberatans9-Jul-07 18:16 
Generalone condition is missing Pinmemberbjdodo7-Feb-07 5:12 
QuestionWhy its not deleting the folders which contsins files? PinmemberRaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 3:21 
GeneralI get an infinte loop with this code Pinmemberhaleyana24-May-04 7:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pinmemberandyvinc24-May-04 8:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code PinsussAnonymous20-May-05 3:27 
GeneralDeleting file folder after reboot PinmemberBalkrishna Talele20-Apr-04 20:55 
GeneralRemoveDirectory() not found Pinmembersatya19756-Nov-03 5:45 
GeneralRe: RemoveDirectory() not found PinmemberRavi Bhavnani6-Nov-03 6:29 
GeneralI have found it Pinmembersatya19756-Nov-03 6:52 
GeneralDeleteFile() may fail. PinsussAnonymous9-Dec-02 9:20 
GeneralFinally one that works! PinmemberAnonymous26-Feb-02 2:36 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! PinmemberAnonymous16-May-02 3:51 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! PinmemberFess66219-Feb-04 21:50 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pinmembersfeldi1-Mar-04 22:03 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! PinsussAnonymous11-Oct-05 2:27 
QuestionDeleted files ----> recycle bin ??? PinmemberAnonymous26-Feb-02 0:14 
AnswerRe: Deleted files ----> recycle bin ??? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 20:36 
Generalthanks PinmemberMazdak21-Feb-02 23:13 
QuestionIs this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 16:46 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberBLaZiNiX21-Feb-02 16:52 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 17:02 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberYury Goltsman23-Feb-02 22:34 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan24-Feb-02 7:42 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberPhilippe Lhoste27-Feb-02 2:09 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 5:56 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberTony Belcher7-Mar-02 14:37 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberKin Hoon19-Apr-02 19:40 
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GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberEric Forget10-Jul-02 10:30 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberDanPetitt6-Aug-02 11:13 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan6-Aug-02 11:15 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberDanPetitt6-Aug-02 11:20 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberWade H.10-Nov-02 20:05 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberMustafa Demirhan11-Nov-02 18:20 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? Pinmemberahmad_ali13-Jan-03 3:05 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? PinmemberPathi Gorantla24-Feb-03 23:19 
GeneralRe: Is this the easy way???? Pinmemberahmad_ali4-Mar-03 8:26 
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