Delete files and folders on Windows devices.
  • 17 May 2024
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Delete files and folders on Windows devices.

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Article summary

The following PowerShell script helps the IT Admins to delete outdated files and folders remotely on managed Windows devices.

  1. Create a file(s) on your desktop, for example, DeleteFiles.ps1/ DeleteFolder.ps1 and open it in a text editor like notepad++

  2. Copy the contents below to the file(s).

    remove-item “filename.txt” 
    # Replace Filename.ext with Exact path of the file with the extension.

    remove-item "foldername_with_path" -recurse
    # Replace foldername_with_path with Exact path of the folder.

    The –recurse attribute ensures that all the files inside the folder are deleted.

  3. Follow our guide to upload & publish the PowerShell script using Scalefusion Dashboard.

  4. Please make sure to select the Execution Policy as below

        a. Execution Level : Device

        b. Execution Context : Enrolled User

Please note that to use the PowerShell scripts, the Scalefusion MDM Agent Application must be installed on the device(s). Please follow our guide to publish and install the Scalefusion MDM Agent Application.

  1. The scripts and their contents are sourced from various albeit authenticated Microsoft sources and forums.

  2. Please validate the scripts on a test machine before deploying them on all your managed devices.

  3. Scalefusion has tested these scripts, however, Scalefusion will not be responsible for any loss of data or system malfunction that may arise due to the incorrect usage of these scripts.

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