I was testing a file management program today and while looking to solve something else my program ended up not checking for moving a directory to the same directory.
The result is a possibly endless recursion of dir1s. I need to commit the changes so I’m desperate to get these out of my repository.
Basically.. what I got is:
dir/dir/dir/dir………/dir/dir/dir It’s probably on the thousands.
Are you just trying to delete the directory and all subdirectories?
RMDIR /S /Q [dirname] from a command prompt should do the trick.
Try this as a workaround:
At the top level of the problem directory, create another directory called ‘dummy_dir’
robocopy dummy_dir problem_dir /purge
Answered By – JohnD