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automated file deletion

Looking for a process or utility software which can erase all of the image files (jpg, TIFF, etc) from an established tree of folders, leaving the folder tree unchanged. I wish to remove the contents leaving all the bins.
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  1. You can export the tree easily so it would be easy to just create a script to delete *.jpg from all of the required folders, and then replace JPG with Tif in the file and run it again for each file type.
  2. ss202sl said:
    You can export the tree easily so it would be easy to just create a script to delete *.jpg from all of the required folders, and then replace JPG with Tif in the file and run it again for each file type.
  3. Boy, your suggestion would get me a long way down the road---- can you give me step-by step of how to do this, or point me to a website that explains?
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    Look for a vbscript batch file to do the deletion. I wrote a very similar one to move all my movie files from several directories into one. Even if you don't find a "delete" script, you can modify a "move" script and just change the command to "delete" the files.

    Make sure you test the script on a dummy set of folders and files, if you put in something wrong it may try to delete a lot more than what you though it would.
  5. hang-the-9 said:
    Look for a vbscript batch file to do the deletion. I wrote a very similar one to move all my movie files from several directories into one. Even if you don't find a "delete" script, you can modify a "move" script and just change the command to "delete" the files.

    Make sure you test the script on a dummy set of folders and files, if you put in something wrong it may try to delete a lot more than what you though it would.
  6. Many thanks for the suggestion. I worked out another process using Goodsync. I set up a backup/one-way sync Job in which the filters Excluded all image file formats and Included all folders. I had to select the folders manually but the setup only took about 5 minutes and I got exactly what I wanted, a new set of cells for tomorrow's image files.
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