I created a number of feature datasets to temporarily store the output of some ModelBuilder models. Each dataset contains several thousand feature classes, and the idea was that I could just delete the feature dataset when I was finished with the ModelBuilder output, instead of deleting each feature class individually (which would take forever!).
However, I've been using the Delete (Data Management) tool to delete the feature datasets, and have found that all the feature classes within the dataset, rather than being deleted, are just turning up in the folder the feature dataset was stored in. I assumed that deleting the dataset would remove all that dataset's content also, but this doesn't appear to be the case. I Have tried to delete the feature classes using Windows Explorer (where I could highlight them all simultaneously and then press delete) but they don't show up.
So, could someone please tell me if there is a way to delete multiple feature classes (or all content within a feature dataset) in one go? Either in ArcGIS (using v10) or through Windows Explorer?