Microsoft DOS deltree command

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About deltree

Short for delete tree, deltree is a command used to delete files and directories permanently from the computer.

Availability

The deltree is an external command that is available in the Microsoft operating systems listed below.

MS-DOS 5.0 and above
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT

Syntax

Deletes a directory and all the subdirectories and files in it.

To delete one or more files and directories: DELTREE [/Y] [drive:]path [[drive:]path[...]]

/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to delete the subdirectory.
[drive:]path Specifies the name of the directory you want to delete.

Note: Use DELTREE cautiously. Every file and subdirectory within the specified directory will be deleted. Once deleted, you cannot recover the information.

Examples

deltree c:\fake010

Deletes the fake010 directory and everything in it.

Additional information

  • See our delete definition for further information and related links on this term.