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android – Remove Folders from DDMS

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I need to remove a particular folder from the /mnt/sdcard/new.

I am looking at the folder with the DDMS in Eclipse.

How do we remove a particular folder.

Thanks in advance.

How to&Answers:
C:\>adb shell
$ rmdir /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/mydirectory/


You can use rm command with -r parameter to delete a nonempty folder.

C:\> adb shell
$ rm -r /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/mydirectory/

NOTE: rmdir can delete only a nonempty folder.


Please use below method for delete folder from sdcard

// Deletes all files and subdirectories under dir.
// Returns true if all deletions were successful.
// If a deletion fails, the method stops attempting to delete and returns false.
public static boolean deleteDir(File dir) {
    if (dir.isDirectory()) {
        String[] children = dir.list();
        for (int i=0; i<children.length; i++) {
            boolean success = deleteDir(new File(dir, children[i]));
            if (!success) {
                return false;

    // The directory is now empty so delete it
    return dir.delete();

write below code for call deleteDir() method

// Delete an empty directory
boolean success = (new File("directorypath")).delete();
if (!success) {
    // Deletion failed Message


boolean success = (
new File("/data/data/yourpackege/New Folder")).delete();

if (!success) {
         // Deletion failed Message
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(),"not deleted : ", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(),"  deleted : ", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();



If you want to delete any folder from ddms first you have to go to adb shell through cmd
simple go to the path where your sdk\platform-tools\ is located ,there is your adb shell

to run command for deleting folders you must first root your device by simply typing

adb root

then you can delete the folder using

rmdir /mnt/sdcard/folder

to delete folder with files

rm -r /mnt/sdcard/folder

hope my answer will help anyone(beginners)