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West Wind DeleteFiles


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/19/2015.

DeleteFiles is a small Windows command line utility that deletes nested file and folder hierarchies recursively and has support for deeply nested folder structures that typically make Windows Explorer choke (like deep NPM hierarchies). You can also optionally specify a time out for files to be deleted so you can delete files that are say 7 days old. Files can be hard deleted or sent to the recycle bin.

To install West Wind DeleteFiles, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install deletefiles --version 1.11

To upgrade West Wind DeleteFiles, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade deletefiles --version 1.11


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    #NOTE: Please remove any commented lines to tidy up prior to releasing the package, including this one
    $packageName = 'DeleteFiles' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $url = '' # download url
    $drop = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    # main helpers - these have error handling tucked into them already
    # installer, will assert administrative rights
    # if removing $url64, please remove from here
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url  $drop

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rick Strahl
  • West Wind Technologies


West Wind Technologies, 2014-2015


Release Notes

This release adds support for paths longer than MAX_PATH to allow deleting any kind of nested structure.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
West Wind DeleteFiles 1.12 472 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 approved
West Wind DeleteFiles 1.11 320 Friday, March 13, 2015 approved

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