How to Delete Large Folders Quickly, Easily

Generally deleting folders with lots of content inside it can be time consuming. Here are some tips to quickly delete…

Delete Large Folders Generally deleting folders with lots of content inside it can be time consuming. Here are some tips to quickly delete folders with a large number of files without slow down the system.

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Delete Large Folders Quickly

# Fast Folder Eraser (link)

Fast Folder Eraser is an application that allows you to quickly delete folders with a large number of files. If you have ever tried to delete a large folder structure with thousands of files, you probably noticed that Windows can take some time to completely delete the folder structure.

Delete Large Folders Quickly, Easily

Fast Folder Eraser can do the same much faster and the files are not sent to the recycle bin, but are deleted directly. It took 4 minutes and 50 seconds to delete a large folders structure with 118,184 files for a total size of 7,27 GB.

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# Add a "Right Click Menu" to Quickly Empty Folders

Delete Large Folders QuicklyA simple Windows registry hack allows you to empty the contents of a folder, as you would the recycle bin.

  • Open Notepad or any other word text editor.
  • Add the following text…

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellDelete Folder Contents]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellDelete Folder Contentscommand]
@=cmd /c cd /d %1 && del /s /q *.*

  • After this Save the file as a .REG file (use double quotes for eg. "filename.reg" while saving)
  • Youll now have the option on your right-click context menu.

This quick hack to get you emptying folders at will.

Did you Know: If you press Shift+Del, then the folder, file gets deleted permanently without going to the Recycle Bin.

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