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Force Delete 

Apache Commons IO is a java library with simple IO utilities and filters. This requires the library commons-io-2.1.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows using FileUtils.forceDelete() API. It deletes the given file or directory recursively. Throws IOException if the file or directory cannot be deleted.

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/commons_io/tests/ForceDelete.java 
Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  kvenkatasudhakar@gmail.com
   
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.commons_io.tests;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;

public class ForceDelete {

  /**
   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   */
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException {
    File file = new File("C:/Test.java");
    File directory = new File("C:/Test2");
    
    //Deletes this file or directory
    FileUtils.forceDelete(file);
    FileUtils.forceDelete(directory);
    System.out.println("Deleted successfully");
  }
}
   

It gives the following output,
Deleted successfully


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