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Old 03-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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Default A utility for quicker deletes?

Sometimes (not that often admittedly) I have to delete a folder/s containing thousands of files. Just hitting SHIFT + DEL can take maybe 20-30 minutes even on a fairly fast drive. Is there any way to speed this up, a tool perhaps?
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I haven't tried it myself:
http://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en
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DEL *.* /S /Q

A command prompt doesn't send anything to the Recycle Bin.
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I haven't tried it myself:
http://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en
I'll try that out sometime, thanks.


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DEL *.* /S /Q

A command prompt doesn't send anything to the Recycle Bin.
But SHIFT + DEL doesn't either?
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It does but goes through Windows procedures. There might be faster methods than DOS* but it's usually more convenient than 3rd party software.



*yeah, I know. DOS is long gone.
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it does but goes through windows procedures. There might be faster methods than dos* but it's usually more convenient than 3rd party software.



*yeah, i know. Dos is long gone.

noooo! Long live dos!!!
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cmd.com is just a shell of the former glory of DOS.

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DEL *.* /S /Q

A command prompt doesn't send anything to the Recycle Bin.
+1 I've been using CMD more often these days with quicker results than programs I have. No muss, no fuss, it does the job. And I still wish to call it DOS lol. I know that's not correct but I live in the past.
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