When you attempt to delete a folder and receive PATH TOO LONG, you would normally Use the 8.3 short name, unless it has been disabled. Type dir /x <full path to file>. If the 8.3 path is too long, start renaming parent folders until the path is short enough.

I have scripted DelFolder.bat to delete a folder, even if the path is too long.

The syntax for using DelFolder.bat is:

DelFolder FolderPath

Where FolderPath is the path to the folder you wish to delete.

NOTE: DelFolder.bat uses RoboCopy.exe, which must be located in a folder that is in your PATH.

DelFolder.bat contains:

                              @echo off                              if \{%1\}==\{\} @echo Syntax: DelFolder FolderPath&goto :EOF                              if not exist %1 @echo Syntax: DelFolder FolderPath - %1 NOT found.&goto :EOF                              setlocal                              set folder=%1                              set MT="%TEMP%\DelFolder_%RANDOM%"                              MD %MT%                              RoboCopy %MT% %folder% /MIR                              RD /S /Q %MT%                              RD /S /Q %folder%                              endlocal