Remove Method

IsolatedStorageFile.Remove Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Removes the isolated storage scope and all its contents.

Namespace:  System.IO.IsolatedStorage
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void Remove()


The isolated store cannot be deleted.

Caution noteCaution:

This method irrevocably removes the entire isolated storage for the current users's application and all its directories and files.

If any of the directories or files in the store are in use, the removal attempt for the store fails. Any subsequent attempts to modify the store throw an IsolatedStorageException exception. In this case, you must ensure that the files or directories are explicitly deleted.

The following example removes an isolated store. This example is part of a larger example provided for IsolatedStorageFile class.

// remove the store

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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