Thanks Sorin, will have a look at using robocopy.... ________________________________ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu Sent: 09 November 2006 12:02 To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: Delete Utility Can't robocopy do this? I recall some way to do this by moving the deleted files to a temp-directory to review before deleting everything in that temp-dir. HTH. ________________________________ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Rance Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 12:37 PM To: Windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Delete Utility Hi Guys, Anyone know of a freeware utility that allows mass deletion of files based on a criteria that will include exclusions of directories? Basically, I need to delete over 50Gb of Zip files on one of our file servers with hundreds of deep directories, but exclude zip files within directories with a particular name (or which there will be hundreds). I have just spent over an hour on google but didn't find anything that even came close to providing this functionality. Thanks for any help.