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deleting files with "(2)" in the title

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    deleting files with "(2)" in the title


    Hi all,

    Could you let me know if there's a way to delete files from a folder with a specific word in the title. I accidentally copied all files again to a folder and now have 50gb of unwanted copied files, all with (2) in the title. If there's a way of grouping all files with (2) in the title it would save me hours of tedious deleting!

    Many thanks

    Phil

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  2. #2


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Try Ctrl + Z
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Just type: (2) in the search box would filter all the files containing (2) in the title. From the ribbon, click on Home->Select all then hit DELETE key.
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  4. #4


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    or Ctrl+a
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    That doesn't do anything. Thanks for trying though.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    try searching for

    *(2).*

    and if widows labeled them with a (2) that means there was an (1) already in that directory , plus the original file
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  7. #7


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Ctrl+A should select everything
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Thanks KYHI and Topgundcp,

    You've solved the mystery.

    many thanks!
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