Tuesday, 3 December 2013

How to Delete Large Folders Quickly, Easily

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.

# 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_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Folder Contents]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Folder Contents\command]
@=”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)
  • You’ll 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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