1) Delete the folder containing the file along with all its contents?

2) Dont'a Hightower Jersey Move the contents of the folder up one directory level and then get rid of the (now empty) folder?

Your description of the rightclick option you want sounds more like 1, but the explanation you prefaced it with makes it sound like 2 would be more in line with the scheme you're trying to enact.

Your reorganization sounds interesting, but be very careful about wiping out folders in any are that's not designed to hold general usercreated documents. Many things in Windows are pathdependent and will stop working if the directory structure is changed or destroyed.

posted by contraption at 1:32 PM on October 20, 2008

What I am trying to do is delete the folder containing the file along with all its contents using a right click.

My reorganisation only involves how I use my home folder but it should mean I don't need to 'see' the rest of Windows.

posted by dazzle at 2:03 PM on October 20, 2008

But if you delete the folder containing the file, then the file will be gone, and you won't be able to search for it either.

posted by blue_wardrobe at 2:10 PM on October 20, 2008

Let's say I donwload a zip file which contains software, I unzip the zip file which contains an exe and, possibly, other files. In my search for downloaded files I see the exe only, I run the software, decide I don't want to keep it and so wish to delete the zip file, the exe, any other files which may be there also and the folder which the exe was unzipped into. I never actually see the folder. I do not want the exe or any other files which were also unzipped or the containing folder.

posted by dazzle at 2:26 PM on October 20, 2008

I accomplish what you want to do in a two Chandler Jones Authentic Jersey step way. I delete the files I don't want or relocate the ones I do.

Then I use a utility called Remove Empty Directories that I run on my profile. I do this about once a week. Then, the containing folder of anything you drag and drop onto it will be deleted. If you don't want to be prompted whether you're sure (dangerous very easy to delete your entire Desktop or Documents folder by mistake) then include a /q right after the /s.

posted by flabdablet at 5:38 PM on October 20, 2008

Also, the use case you've quoted means you may delete more than you expect if you strike a Zip file that unzips as just a bunch of files, rather than a bunch of files inside a containing folder. And since most Zip files do include a containing folder, this is the kind Dont'a Hightower Womens Jersey of thing that will bite you right when you've been lulled into a false sense of security.

Personally, I'd just rightclick, choose "Open containing folder", hit the Up button, and delete the folder the usual way. Two extra clicks is cheap accident insurance.

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Be aware, though, that it will Chandler Jones Kids Jersey treat shortcuts differently if you do this. With drag and drop, the script will delete the folder containing the shortcut; with rightclick launch, it will delete the folder containing the item the shortcut points to.

All in all, this idea strikes me as horribly dangerous and I recommend not pursuing it.

posted by flabdablet at 6:15 PM on October 20, 2008

Answering this question is like picking scabs. I know I shouldn't keep doing it but it's so tempting.