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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:30 am 
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I am trying to run a command that will search a bunc h of folders and DELETE ALL files EXCEPT a specific file.
I am using this right now.
for %i in (*) do if not %i == .msg del %i
Questions:
1. This does not work on subfolders. How do I modify it to do so?
2. How do I specify more than one type of file to KEEP (right now only the .msg are kept)

PLEASE HELP!!!!! Cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:18 pm 
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Classic Explorer custom commands cannot recurse folders.

A faster way that works on subfolders would be to use the Explorer search box. Suppose you want to keep *.txt files but delete all other files, then type this into the Explorer search box:

*.* NOT *.txt

Then select all the the search results and delete.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:47 pm 
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1. When I do the search is shows the folders as well....I dont want to delete the folders only files.


2. Can I string this together somehow and search for .pdf and .msg?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:48 pm 
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That was just an example. You can use the Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1588#WindowsSearchAQS

Find the query that suits your requirement.

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