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Delete folders, subfolders and files easily

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This article shows you how to delete all the files and subfolders in a selected folder

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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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Rahul (Software Engineer)28-Sep-12 4:07
Rahul (Software Engineer)28-Sep-12 4:07 
Generalthank you, I used it on Win CE Pin
juankre2-Oct-11 11:22
juankre2-Oct-11 11:22 
GeneralMultiple File Creation/Deletion Pin
RockSai30-Nov-08 7:03
RockSai30-Nov-08 7:03 
GeneralCannot delete folder Pin
atans9-Jul-07 17:30
atans9-Jul-07 17:30 
GeneralRe: Cannot delete folder Pin
atans9-Jul-07 19:16
atans9-Jul-07 19:16 
Generalone condition is missing Pin
bjdodo7-Feb-07 6:12
bjdodo7-Feb-07 6:12 
QuestionWhy its not deleting the folders which contsins files? Pin
RaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 4:21
RaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 4:21 
GeneralI get an infinte loop with this code Pin
haleyana24-May-04 8:03
haleyana24-May-04 8:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pin
andyvinc24-May-04 9:03
andyvinc24-May-04 9:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pin
Anonymous20-May-05 4:27
Anonymous20-May-05 4:27 
GeneralDeleting file folder after reboot Pin
Balkrishna Talele20-Apr-04 21:55
Balkrishna Talele20-Apr-04 21:55 
GeneralRemoveDirectory() not found Pin
satya19756-Nov-03 6:45
satya19756-Nov-03 6:45 
GeneralRe: RemoveDirectory() not found Pin
Ravi Bhavnani6-Nov-03 7:29
professionalRavi Bhavnani6-Nov-03 7:29 
GeneralI have found it Pin
satya19756-Nov-03 7:52
satya19756-Nov-03 7:52 
GeneralDeleteFile() may fail. Pin
Anonymous9-Dec-02 10:20
Anonymous9-Dec-02 10:20 
GeneralFinally one that works! Pin
26-Feb-02 3:36
suss26-Feb-02 3:36 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
16-May-02 4:51
suss16-May-02 4:51 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
Fess66219-Feb-04 22:50
Fess66219-Feb-04 22:50 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
sfeldi1-Mar-04 23:03
sfeldi1-Mar-04 23:03 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
Anonymous11-Oct-05 3:27
Anonymous11-Oct-05 3:27 
QuestionDeleted files ----> recycle bin ??? Pin
26-Feb-02 1:14
suss26-Feb-02 1:14 
AnswerRe: Deleted files ----> recycle bin ??? Pin
Mustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 21:36
Mustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 21:36 
Generalthanks Pin
Mazdak22-Feb-02 0:13
Mazdak22-Feb-02 0:13 
QuestionIs this the easy way???? Pin
Mustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 17:46
Mustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 17:46 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? Pin
BLaZiNiX21-Feb-02 17:52
BLaZiNiX21-Feb-02 17:52 

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