Quickly Delete Massive File Structure on Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to find the quickest technique to remove a huge file structure. I have a remote share from which I periodically need to remove folders for various reasons. How to quickly delete multiple files on Windows Server 2012?

Best Answered by

Dany· Answered on Jan 10, 2023

Actually, there are just two choices left to delete the entire structure.

1. On the same device, clone the structure, then move all of the share's top-level objects to that replica. The duplicate should then be deleted. These movements will be rapid as long as the device only performs an atomic operation on the "moved" object while performing a "move". Then you can use the cmd /c rd /s/q command to move massive files structure on Windows Server 2012 quickly.

2. If you still think it is too slow to delete your 3TB files, you can try to find some professional delete tools to help you erase the data from these folders.

Avoid attempting to do this through the Explorer GUI at all costs0 since Explorer will try to compile a comprehensive list of files to remove before beginning the removals. We can assure you that this is never going to be a quick operation since we have erased multi-terabyte file structures with millions of tiny files.

What can you do if you accidentally delete files on Windows Server 2012? It is easy to recover data from Windows Server 2016 or 2012, and you will need a tool called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Launch this software after the installation, and then you can choose the disk or partition to scan. After pressing the Scan button, this software will quickly scan your selected disk, and all the recoverable files will appear. After selecting and filtering, you can click "Recover" to start data recovery.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

People Also Ask

How Do I Fix Missing File Extensions for Recovered Files

After recovering data with a recovery tool, it is sad to get a bunch of files without file extensions. You can try to open these files without extensions or choose another data recovery program to recover data from your NAS device.


Dec 29, 2022

How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Using Chrome OS

SD cards are widely used due to their high data transfer speed and hot-swappable features, although various data loss issues plague them. Don't panic if you accidentally delete files from your SD card; different recovery methods and SD recovery software can help you retrieve deleted files from your SD card.


Dec 29, 2022

Delete a File After It Is Processed with Command Lines

When the files are used by an application, they cannot be deleted. We will show you the command lines to delete a file after it is processed and tell you how to delete a file in use.


Jan 09, 2023

How to Recover Deleted Items with Windows File Recovery

Some files you cannot recover from the Recycle Bin can be recovered with third-party data recovery software or Windows File Recovery. Keep reading to learn the details.


Jan 03, 2023

How to Delete Files Older Than Max Age

Do you want to remove the files you saved a few days ago? Or maybe you want to get rid of the stuff you downloaded last week on the max days. This post will look at various methods for deleting files from a max given date.


Jan 10, 2023

How to Delete Files from Archive by Text File

Renaming a file within a zip bundle is similar. Even in these circumstances, you can extract everything before zipping it back into a new file or overwriting the old one. So, keep reading this post to acquire the 2023 guide.


Jan 05, 2023