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Deleting large quantities of folders - how?


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#1 Simon Mason

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

I mirror some folders from my Macs in the house to my Windows PC.  Specifically digital photos and music.  In the process of copying the files from Mac to NAS (I am using FreeNAS) and down to my PCs I get a ton of the .AppleDouble folder/files.  I have since altered my mirroring routines to ignore these files but now I am trying to clean these up in my windows PC.  I can easily search for them in Explorer, select all, then delete.  However this never works.  It starts counting the files to be deleted and then generally just disappears.  I have googled around and it seems like it is just running out of memory or something - but it never concludes.  If I select a smaller amount of the files and delete it works fine.

 

So, is there a utility that will allow me to select and delete a large quantity of folders based on a file mask?  Thanks.



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#2 InadequateInfirmity

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

This should be what you seek.
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/




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