[windows2000] Re: Delete Utility

  • From: "Steve Rance" <Steve.Rance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 12:35:17 -0000

Thanks Ray, but we are talking hundreds of identically named folders
that need excluding... I don't fancy moving them then moving them back.
I just though that as the delete functions built into Windows are very
limited someone must have written a fancy delete utility.



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Costanzo
Sent: 09 November 2006 12:12
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Delete Utility


Hi Steve,


If this is just a one time thing, what you could do is just do a search
in Windows Explorer for the directory name that contains files you want
to keep.  After they're all displayed, cut and paste them above the root
of the directory from which you want to start traversing and deleting.
After they're safely moved, do a search for *.zip and delete all the
results.  Then move the directories back.


Ray at home



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Rance
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 6:37 AM
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.


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