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Delete a specific subfolder that occurs across a directory structure

Hi,

I need to be able to delete any folders called 'Downloads' within a set of user directories.

Is it possible to look for any occurence of that folder and delete it with a batch file/script?

Many thanks
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sirbountyCommented:
This should work...run it in its current form and it should merely display the folder(s) it will remove.
Removing the 'echo' from the last line will cause it to be data destructive, but if it displays the correct folders in the initial test, it sounds like that's what you're after.

@echo off
cd /d c:\users
for /f "tokens=* delims=" %%a in ('dir downloads /s^|find /i "directory of"') do call :process "%%a\Downloads"
goto :eof

:process
set fld=%1
echo rmdir /s /q "%fld:~15% 

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itmtsnAuthor Commented:
Many thanks :)
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sirbountyCommented:
Glad I could help - thanks for the grade :^)
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