FileSystem.RmDir Method (String)


Removes an existing directory. The My feature gives you better productivity and performance in file I/O operations than RmDir. For more information, see DeleteDirectory.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static void RmDir(
	string Path


Type: System.String

Required. String expression that identifies the directory or folder to be removed. Path can include the drive. If no drive is specified, RmDir removes the directory on the current drive.

Exception Condition

Path is not specified or is empty.


Target directory contains files.


Directory does not exist.

An error occurs if you try to use RmDir on a directory that contains files. Use the Kill function to delete all files before you try to remove a directory.

This example uses the RmDir function to remove an existing directory.

' Assume that MYDIR is an empty directory.
' Remove MYDIR.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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