I was at work a couple of years ago, waiting while some directory with zillions of images (or something like that) was deleting, and Nick sent me this bat file that makes the delete process a little quicker
del /f/s/q "C:\SomeDirectory" > nul rmdir /s/q "C:\SomeDirectory" pause
Delete lots of files without the recycle bin
How many people remember this?
shift key down when you delete the file(s), and kept it down when it prompts
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