Recursive directory deletion from windows CLI fails with "directory not empty"

Hemanth Thummala hemanth.thummala at
Wed Mar 26 06:06:23 MDT 2014

Hi All,

We are using product which is running samba 3.6.12 stack. When we attempt
to delete a directory (having 500+  files) from windows command prompt, it
is failing with "directory not empty" error. But deletion from explorer is

X:\>rmdir /S /Q test2
The directory is not empty.

Issue is consistently reproducible. I have raised bug ( for this issue already
and updated my findings.

Just want to check if this is a known issue and has been addresses in
latest releases.


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