Remove Working Directory Using R (Example)


In this R programming tutorial you’ll learn how to delete folders.

Table of contents:

Let’s do this!


Exemplifying Working Directory

Consider the following working directory:


folder with subdirectory


Our exemplifying working directory contains one folder called my subdirectory.


Example: Delete Working Directory from Computer Using unlink() Function

The following R code illustrates how to remove a working directory from a computer using the unlink function in the R programming language.

Have a look at the following R code:

unlink("C:/Users/Joach/Desktop/new directory/my subdirectory", recursive = TRUE)   # Apply unlink()

After running the previous R syntax, our working directory should look like this:


empty working directory


As you can see in the previous screenshot, we have removed our subdirectory and our main directory is completely empty.


Video & Further Resources

Have a look at the following video of the Statistics Globe YouTube channel. In the video, I illustrate the R programming codes of this post.



In addition, you could read the related posts of my website:


You have learned in this article how to remove working directories on a computer in the R programming language. Tell me about it in the comments, in case you have further comments or questions.


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