Windows 10: Batch script question

  1.    19 Aug 2016 #1

    Batch script question


    I want make a batch script to delete a spefic folder on the C disk, but how can I get only that spefic folder? I got this:
    FOR /D %%p IN ("C:\USERS\%USERNAME%\Downloads\*.*") DO rmdir "%%p" /s /q
    cd C:\USERS\%USERNAME%\Downloads\
    del *.* /q /s
    timeout /t 5 >nul 2>&1 /nobreak
    It works currently for the Downloads folder, but how can I change that? :)
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  2.    21 Aug 2016 #2

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       21 Aug 2016 #3

    That script looks so complicated, I prefer simple ones like:

    rmdir "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /s /q
    mkdir %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
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  4.    21 Aug 2016 #4

    And how would that work for the C:\ folder?
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       21 Aug 2016 #5

    %USERPROFILE% will choose the current user profile wherever it is located.

    If you want to specify a system disk, you can use %SystemDrive%

    A random folder would be:

    rd ""C:\AMD"" /s /q

    rd ""%SystemDrive%\AMD"" /s /q
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  6.    21 Aug 2016 #6

    FOR /D %%p IN (%SystemDrive%\Windows.old) DO rmdir "%%p" /s /q
    cd %SystemDrive%\Windows.old
    del *.* /q /s
    timeout /t 5 >nul 2>&1 /nobreak
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