Fast Recursive Delete in Powershell

by Michael Szul on

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Dropping a quick note on Powershell, which is a powerful language with a terrible syntax.

If you want to recursively delete files and folders, don't do this:

Remove-Item $d.FullName -Recurse -Force -Verbose

It will be slow.

Do this:


Much faster. In this case $d is the variable representing the file system object you want to delete recursively.