IsolatedStorageFile.Remove Method

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Removes the isolated storage scope and all its contents.

Namespace:  System.IO.IsolatedStorage
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Sub Remove
public void Remove()


Exception Condition

The isolated store cannot be deleted.


Caution noteCaution:

This method irrevocably removes the entire isolated storage for the current users's application and all its directories and files.

If any of the directories or files in the store are in use, the removal attempt for the store fails. Any subsequent attempts to modify the store throw an IsolatedStorageException exception. In this case, you must ensure that the files or directories are explicitly deleted.


The following example removes an isolated store. This example is part of a larger example provided for IsolatedStorageFile class.

' remove the store
// remove the store

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.