Have you tried rd /s?
"Jeff T" <saxguymindspring.com> wrote in message
news:16h3gvsf3h0rmrmnukdg3lmbv0d39ikpd84ax.com...> OS: Windows XP Pro
> I have a client who somehow got a ba-zillion folders created and now
> can't delete them. I've read the Q articles Q180410 and Q157069 but
> two methods described don't work because at the end of this path is a
> set of folders that *does* have data. So I guess it's like the old
> deltree command where you couldn't delete a folder unless it was
> It's alright that the data be deleted as it is backed up but does
> anyone know how to delete the long path even though there is data in
> some of the outlying folders?
> These two techniques do not work:
> ~ share the folder, then map a drive and delete from the mapped drive
> ~use the subst command to create a virtual drive and delete from
> Windows explorer all folders underneath.
> In the first solution, the drive won't map as Windows can't access the
> outlying folders beyond 255 characters.
> In the second solution a drive letter *is* created but you can't
> delete any folder as Windows reports there is inaccessible data.
> Is there another solution for removing these folders and data?