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Multiple Delete

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ai18ma, May 25, 2010.

  1. ai18ma

    ai18ma Flightless Bird

    Hi There,

    How do I delete a certain file in many folders in one go in XP? With DOS it
    was a cinch; with XP, I have to use the Windows Explorer and go to every and
    each folder, select the file and delete it.
    I don't have the rights to execute a .bat file.
    What is the better way of doing this? Thanks.
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Use the Search facility (Start-Search)

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Tue, 25 May 2010 01:36:01 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, ai18ma
    <ai18ma@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hi There,
    >
    >How do I delete a certain file in many folders in one go in XP? With DOS it
    >was a cinch; with XP, I have to use the Windows Explorer and go to every and
    >each folder, select the file and delete it.
    >I don't have the rights to execute a .bat file.
    >What is the better way of doing this? Thanks.
     
  3. ai18ma

    ai18ma Flightless Bird

    Thank you Alan.

    I also need to copy another file to replace the deleted one to all those
    folders. How would this go?

    "Alan Edwards" wrote:

    > Use the Search facility (Start-Search)
    >
    > ....Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > On Tue, 25 May 2010 01:36:01 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, ai18ma
    > <ai18ma@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Hi There,
    > >
    > >How do I delete a certain file in many folders in one go in XP? With DOS it
    > >was a cinch; with XP, I have to use the Windows Explorer and go to every and
     
  4. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 5/25/2010 1:36 AM On a whim, ai18ma pounded out on the keyboard

    > Hi There,
    >
    > How do I delete a certain file in many folders in one go in XP? With DOS it
    > was a cinch; with XP, I have to use the Windows Explorer and go to every and
    > each folder, select the file and delete it.
    > I don't have the rights to execute a .bat file.
    > What is the better way of doing this? Thanks.
    >


    Are you trying to synchronize folders? If so, try allway sync:
    http://www.allwaysync.com/ . I recently found this app and I am testing
    it now for network workstation file syncing.

    If you create a batch file, you can right click on it and select, "Run
    as" and elevate your permissions.


    Terry R.
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    Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
     

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