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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Delete file in C#.Net

In this article we will discuss about how can we delete a file from a directory in C#.Net. Also check out:

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Microsoft provides System.IO namespace to work with files and directory. Here we will use the FileInfo class to delete the file.

FileInfo class has a delete method that will Delete() the file from the specified location. But before calling the Delete() method it is better to check wether the file is exists or not by using the Exists property.

Below is the full C#.Net code to delete file:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.IO;

public partial class DeleteFile : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    void DeleteFileFromDrive()
            string path = "C:\\DeleteFile.txt";
            FileInfo file = new FileInfo(path);
            if (file.Exists)
        catch (Exception ex)

The above code will delete the file from the C drive.