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Vbscript to delete all folders and files in a directory except to 2 files that are always the same

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looking for a script that will clean out all the folders and files in a specified folder with the exception of 2 files that I need to have remain in the folder
any scripts out there?

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Question by:chasmant
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by:torque_200bc
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Set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
CleanPath="path_to_file"
'something like "c:\users\delete"

For Each file In fso.GetFolder(CleanPath).Files
if (file <> "path_to_file_no_to_delete") then file.delete
'something like "c:\users\delete\nodelete.exe". Be careful with the path as it is case sensitive.
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by:torque_200bc
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Forgot the folder part srry.

Add theese lines at the end of the script

For each folder in fso.getfolder(cleanpath).subfolders
folder.delete
next

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The complete script would be:

Set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
CleanPath="path_to_file"
'something like "c:\users\delete"

For Each file In fso.GetFolder(CleanPath).Files
if (file <> "path_to_file_no_to_delete") then file.delete
'something like "c:\users\delete\nodelete.exe". Be careful with the path as it is case sensitive.
Next

For each folder in fso.getfolder(cleanpath).subfolders
folder.delete
next

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wlramsey earned 2000 total points
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Try something like this.  You will need to modify the first three lines to fit your needs.  It isn't pretty, but it is something quick.

strfile1 = "test2.csv"
strfile2 = "test1.csv"
strPath = "C:\\Scripts"
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set objfso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolders = objFSO.GetFolder(strPath)
Set objSubFolders = objFolders.SubFolders
For Each Folder in objSubFolders
    objFSO.DeleteFolder Folder.Path, True  
Next
For Each file In objfso.GetFolder(strPath).Files
	If (objfso.GetFileName(file.Name)=strfile1) or (objfso.GetFileName(file.name)=strfile2) Then
		'skip file
	Else
		file.delete
	End If
Next

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great thanks
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