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Can anyone please let me know what software I can use to search and delete multiple instances of a file extension in Windows 8.1.

 

Thanks in advance 

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winkey + r

cmd

cd\

del /s /q *.extension

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so if I wanted to delete all of the files that end in doc on my computer I would type this in at a command prompt when at the root of c.

 

del /s /q *.doc

 

 

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fyi

 


del
Deletes one or more files.

DEL [/P] [/F] [/s] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names
ERASE [/P] [/F] [/s] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names

  names         Specifies a list of one or more files or directories.
                Wildcards may be used to delete multiple files. If a
                directory is specified, all files within the directory
                will be deleted.

  /P            Prompts for confirmation before deleting each file.
  /F            Force deleting of read-only files.
  /S            Delete specified files from all subdirectories.
  /Q            Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard
  /A            Selects files to delete based on attributes
  attributes    R  Read-only files            S  System files
                H  Hidden files               A  Files ready for archiving
                I  Not content indexed Files  L  Reparse Points
                -  Prefix meaning not

If Command Extensions are enabled DEL and ERASE change as follows:

The display semantics of the /S switch are reversed in that it shows
you only the files that are deleted, not the ones it could not find.

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Perfect - Many Thanks for your help

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Use search to find all instances of the extension, then select all and delete.

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