How do I remove delete a folder that is not empty

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I am getting an 'access is denied' error when I attempt to delete a folder that is not empty. I used the following command in my attempt: os.remove("/folder_name").

What is the most effective way of removing/deleting a folder/directory that is not empty?
Dec 7, 2020 in Python by Roshni
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import shutil

shutil.rmtree('/folder_name')

By design, rmtree fails on folder trees containing read-only files. If you want the folder to be deleted regardless of whether it contains read-only files, then use

shutil.rmtree('/folder_name', ignore_errors=True)
answered Dec 7, 2020 by Gitika
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