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When I try to run this command in my Windows Vista Tablet PC delete "c:\Users\RandyFujitsu\Music\Podcasts\Morning Edition\*.mp3", I get this error:

Windows cannot find 'delete'

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    It's called del. – Breakthrough Jul 3 '13 at 17:13
  • i just tried del "c:\Users\RandyFujitsu\Music\Podcasts\Morning Edition\*.mp3" and i get the error message Windows cannot find 'del'... – NJRandy Jul 3 '13 at 17:21
  • What is the output when you run echo %PATH%? How are you running these commands? – Breakthrough Jul 3 '13 at 17:26
  • @Breakthrough: That's the error the Run dialog returns. I would say Jim's answer below is probably correct, unless the OP can confirm he's entering this at the cmd prompt. – Karan Jul 3 '13 at 17:27
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If you're running at a command prompt, the command you want is del. From the comments, it sounds like you might be typing this in the "Run" or Search box. Open up a command prompt (Start->Run-> type in cmd ), then try the del command.

  • This is most likely the correct reason. – Karan Jul 3 '13 at 17:26
  • erase will also work. – LawrenceC Jul 4 '13 at 18:36

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