power shell script to delete mulitple files from multiple folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to write a script that searches and deletes files in a particular folder:


    So the folder is Tracing, but I need the script to search ALL the Tracing folders for all users (\\server\e$\XenProfiles7\%username%) then delete only all of the contents of the Tracing folders.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated


    Friday, August 9, 2019 9:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    with the ps command

    Get-Childitem -path "\\server\e$\XenProfiles7\" -recurse | select directory, name

    you can list all entire Directories including subdirectories in the mentioned path.

    You can use

    Get-Childitem -path "\\server\e$\XenProfiles7\" -recurse | Where-object {$_.Name -eq "Tracing"}

    to list only Folders named "Tracing" By adding | Remove-Item you can delete.

    So it would look like this:

    Get-Childitem -path "\\server\e$\XenProfiles7\" -recurse | Where-object {$_.Name -eq "Tracing"} | Remove-Item Further you can add -verbose to get the progress displayed and if you test it, you can add -confirm

    regards, pat

    Friday, August 9, 2019 12:09 PM
  • Hi,

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    Monday, August 12, 2019 2:58 AM