Empty and delete a folder (and subfolders). : Delete « File « Java Tutorial

import java.io.File;

public class Utils {
   * Empty and delete a folder (and subfolders).
   * @param folder
   *            folder to empty
  public static void rmdir(final File folder) {
      // check if folder file is a real folder
      if (folder.isDirectory()) {
          File[] list = folder.listFiles();
          if (list != null) {
              for (int i = 0; i < list.length; i++) {
                  File tmpF = list[i];
                  if (tmpF.isDirectory()) {
          if (!folder.delete()) {
            System.out.println("can't delete folder : " + folder);

11.79.1.Deletes the diretory and any files and directories in it recursively.
11.79.2.Delete the file or non-empty directory at the supplied path
11.79.3.Delete all files under this file and including this file
11.79.4.Deletes a directory.
11.79.5.Empty and delete a folder (and subfolders).
11.79.6.Recursive directory deletion
11.79.7.Recursively delete a file and all its contents
11.79.8.Recursivly delete directory
11.79.9.Remove file or directory
11.79.10.Remove a directory and all of its contents.
11.79.11.Deletes all files and subdirectories