By default, MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows command line will not prompt the user or give the user a prompt or warning when deleting files on the computer with the del command. However, when trying to delete a directory using the del, deltree, or rmdir command, make sure it’s not empty, or you’ll get a warning or error.
Note: When deleting anything from MS-DOS or the Windows command line, it will not be sent to the Recycle Bin.
To stop prompting, use the deltree command and add the / y tag, as in the example below, to delete all the files in the Windows temp folder.
deltree c: windows temp *. * / y
Note: The above command does not work in all versions of Windows and MS-DOS.
If this command doesn’t work, we recommend creating a batch file with the below command in the batch file.
echo y | del% 1 *. *
Once created, you can enter the batch file name, followed by the folder you want to delete.
The Rd and rmdir commands
Users who want to delete a folder containing files in a Windows command line window running under Microsoft Windows 2000 or later can also use the rmdir or rd command with the S option.
Delete an order
If you are running a newer version of Microsoft Windows and using the Windows command line, you can also use the delete command to delete the file without prompting.