Remove a directory and all of its contents. : Delete « File « Java Tutorial

import java.util.StringTokenizer;


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public class Main {

  Remove a directory and all of its contents.

  The results of executing File.delete() on a File object
  that represents a directory seems to be platform
  dependent. This method removes the directory
  and all of its contents.

  @return true if the complete directory was removed, false if it could not be.
  If false is returned then some of the files in the directory may have been removed.

public static boolean removeDirectory(File directory) {

  // System.out.println("removeDirectory " + directory);

  if (directory == null)
    return false;
  if (!directory.exists())
    return true;
  if (!directory.isDirectory())
    return false;

  String[] list = directory.list();

  // Some JVMs return null for File.list() when the
  // directory is empty.
  if (list != null) {
    for (int i = 0; i < list.length; i++) {
      File entry = new File(directory, list[i]);

      //        System.out.println("\tremoving entry " + entry);

      if (entry.isDirectory())
        if (!removeDirectory(entry))
          return false;
        if (!entry.delete())
          return false;

  return directory.delete();


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