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Posted 20 Feb 2002

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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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);

		res = ff.FindNextFile();
		if (!ff.IsDots() && !ff.IsDirectory())
		else if (ff.IsDirectory())
			path = ff.GetFilePath();


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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Rahul (Software Engineer)28-Sep-12 3:07
memberRahul (Software Engineer)28-Sep-12 3:07 
Generalthank you, I used it on Win CE Pin
juankre2-Oct-11 10:22
memberjuankre2-Oct-11 10:22 
GeneralMultiple File Creation/Deletion Pin
RockSai30-Nov-08 6:03
memberRockSai30-Nov-08 6:03 
GeneralCannot delete folder Pin
atans9-Jul-07 16:30
memberatans9-Jul-07 16:30 
GeneralRe: Cannot delete folder Pin
atans9-Jul-07 18:16
memberatans9-Jul-07 18:16 
Generalone condition is missing Pin
bjdodo7-Feb-07 5:12
memberbjdodo7-Feb-07 5:12 
QuestionWhy its not deleting the folders which contsins files? Pin
RaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 3:21
memberRaoSanthosh7-Sep-06 3:21 
GeneralI get an infinte loop with this code Pin
haleyana24-May-04 7:03
memberhaleyana24-May-04 7:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pin
andyvinc24-May-04 8:03
memberandyvinc24-May-04 8:03 
GeneralRe: I get an infinte loop with this code Pin
Anonymous20-May-05 3:27
sussAnonymous20-May-05 3:27 
GeneralDeleting file folder after reboot Pin
Balkrishna Talele20-Apr-04 20:55
memberBalkrishna Talele20-Apr-04 20:55 
GeneralRemoveDirectory() not found Pin
satya19756-Nov-03 5:45
membersatya19756-Nov-03 5:45 
GeneralRe: RemoveDirectory() not found Pin
Ravi Bhavnani6-Nov-03 6:29
memberRavi Bhavnani6-Nov-03 6:29 
GeneralI have found it Pin
satya19756-Nov-03 6:52
membersatya19756-Nov-03 6:52 
GeneralDeleteFile() may fail. Pin
Anonymous9-Dec-02 9:20
sussAnonymous9-Dec-02 9:20 
GeneralFinally one that works! Pin
Anonymous26-Feb-02 2:36
memberAnonymous26-Feb-02 2:36 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
Anonymous16-May-02 3:51
memberAnonymous16-May-02 3:51 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
Fess66219-Feb-04 21:50
memberFess66219-Feb-04 21:50 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
sfeldi1-Mar-04 22:03
membersfeldi1-Mar-04 22:03 
GeneralRe: Finally one that works! Pin
Anonymous11-Oct-05 2:27
sussAnonymous11-Oct-05 2:27 
QuestionDeleted files ----> recycle bin ??? Pin
Anonymous26-Feb-02 0:14
memberAnonymous26-Feb-02 0:14 
AnswerRe: Deleted files ----> recycle bin ??? Pin
Mustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 20:36
memberMustafa Demirhan27-Feb-02 20:36 
Generalthanks Pin
Mazdak21-Feb-02 23:13
memberMazdak21-Feb-02 23:13 
QuestionIs this the easy way???? Pin
Mustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 16:46
memberMustafa Demirhan21-Feb-02 16:46 
AnswerRe: Is this the easy way???? Pin
BLaZiNiX21-Feb-02 16:52
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