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Old 06-16-03, 06:00 PM
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how do i delete program or file from dos. i tried to reload win 95 but did not finish download.how i have used too much in memory to run windows.can run dos but am a windows child,and got too sorry to learn the true basics. thank you all marty
 
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Old 06-16-03, 06:11 PM
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you would use the "del" command or "deltree" command.
 
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Old 06-17-03, 03:50 PM
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like i said am not much on dos. tried del +deltree .dut am i deleting the file or the just the program mane off of the dir. thankyou marty
 
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Old 06-17-03, 05:15 PM
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At the c:\ prompt type "del filename.ext", file deleted.

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Old 06-17-03, 08:18 PM
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Of course, Chfite and Tae has answered your question, but if your goal is to erase everything or a lot of stuff; There may be easier ways than what you may be doing. Once again, I'm not exactly sure of your goal, so I'm going address what I interpret it to be and if you need more, or if you have a different goal; Please post back, so perhaps we might make it as painless as possible;<DL><DT>DEL</DT><DD>Chris has you covered, but you should also know that <B>del *.txt</B> will delete every file with the "txt" extension and <B>del *.*</B> will delete every file in the directory or folder.</DD>

<DT>DELTREE</DT><DD>As Tae suggested, deltree followed by the drive and directory or folder name will delete the directory and all of it's contents. For example, if you would like to delete the folder "c:/myfolder/yourfolder" and it's contents, you would type <B>deltree c:/myfolder/yourfolder</B> and if you wanted to delete everything in "myfolder" including it's subdirectories (yourfolder), you would go <B>deltree c:/myfolder</B></DD></DL>Also, if your goal is to delete <U>absolutely everything</U> on the drive, you could simply go <B>format c:</B>, but you'll need a system to reboot. Fortunately though, one could easily be created by inserting a floppy and typing <B>sys a:</B>; If you have not already deleted any of the system files and in that event, it could be created with another computer formatted in FAT (Win95 or Win98 for example) or obtained from another source. But, since you are working in DOS, one has to assume that you still have the system files available...

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