Delete Directory

This action can be used to delete an existing directory from a specific location together with all the files and folders inside it.

This activity performs a permanent deletion, you can't restore the folder from Recycle Bin.



  • Folder Path: set the path to the location of the folder to be deleted.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Delete a folder containing scan copies of accounting documents older than the legal period to store them

  • Delete confidential documents before assigning a station to a different employee

  • Ince an employee's access was reduced, delete folders from his/her station where he/she doesn't have access anymore.

Examples of Using Delete Directory


In this example, the robot will delete a folder selected using the Choose Folder activity.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Delete Directory activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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