Previous versions of Windows had the DELTREE command that deletes all files and sub folders.
DEL /s will delete all files
RD /s will remove all files and folders including the root folder.
:: Remove all files and subfolders but NOT the root folder :: From tip 617 at JsiFAQ.com @echo off pushd %1 del /q *.* for /f "Tokens=*" %%G in ('dir /B') do rd /s /q "%%G" popd
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RD - Delete folders or entire folder trees
DELPROF Delete NT user profiles
DEL - Delete files
PowerShell: Remove-Item - Delete the specified items.
Equivalent bash command (Linux): rmdir / rm - Remove folders/ files