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    large folder

    I have a smtp queue folder that got flooded with 35GB worth of small files. Whenever i try to open the folder or delete the folder it times out. This sounds like a simple problem, and im almost too embarassed to ask, but how would i delete the folder?

    thanks.

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    which OS are you running?
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    OS plays a big role in this game.

    I'm guessing you are running a windows server?
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    Originally posted by cMark
    OS plays a big role in this game.

    I'm guessing you are running a windows server?
    errors & timeouts ... yes, it's a windows server (2003)

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    Try to remove it from the command line.

    Start -> Run -> Type 'cmd' -> rmdir c:\path\to\folder
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    rmdir returns 'the directory is not empty'

    'del *' has been running for 10 hours.

    any other ideas?

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    in linux you can rm -f -d /path/to/dir to overcome "directory is ont empty"
    but i haven'tt ried it on windows

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    found it out - use /s

    how long should i expect this to take ... disk queue is at 100%.

    del * had ran for 6 hours with no success

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