# Delete Content of folder Containig Files With Open File Handles Using Powershell

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When removing a folder, and it complains the files in the folder are in used, how to ignore the error and force them to be removed?

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  function KillProcessesWithHandles { param([string]$path)$allProcesses = Get-Process # Start by closing all notepad processes. Someone may have left a logor config file open $allProcesses | where {$_.Name -eq "notepad"} | Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue # Then close all processes running inside the folder we are trying to delete $allProcesses | where {$_.Path -like ($path + "*")} | Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue # Finally close all processes with modules loaded from folder we are trying to delete foreach($lockedFile in Get-ChildItem -Path $path -Include * -Recurse) { foreach ($process in $allProcesses) {$process.Modules | where {$_.FileName -eq$lockedFile} | Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue } } }