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Old 02-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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How to delete specific files in folder & subfolders


In error, I have created many duplicates in a household "Inventory" folder, & subfolders, of pictures.

All these duplicate filenames end in (2).jpg . I was backing up the pictures to a flash drive and selected the wrong option when doing so.

My operating system is Windows 7. Please tell me how to delete all these duplicates from the parent and subfolders.

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Old 02-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
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Open up a folder window. In the upper right corner is a search box.
Enter *(2).jpg in the search box and hit enter. It should bring back a list of the duplicate pictures.

Select them all in the list and hit the delete key.

Double check your originals then empty the recycle bin.

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Old 02-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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Open up a folder window. In the upper right corner is a search box.
Enter *(2).jpg in the search box and hit enter. It should bring back a list of the duplicate pictures.

Select them all in the list and hit the delete key.

Double check your originals then empty the recycle bin.
Thx for your reply.

That works, but also brings up all other files with the number 2 in them (there are many).
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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Try this in the search box:

name:~"*(2)*"
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Try this in the search box:

name:~"*(2)*"
Worked Dan! Thx and Have a great weekend!
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Try this in the search box:

name:~"*(2)*"
Dan, I just noticed that I misread your instruction. Instead of entering: name:~"*(2)*" , I only entered: ~"*(2)*" but still worked as I said.

Just wanted to let you know...

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