script to delete subfolder by name

Posted on 2014-01-19
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Last Modified: 2014-01-19
Hi I have over 1000 movie folders, and in each is a folder named trailers. I am setting up streaming for my tv, and don't need the trailers folders. May I please have a script that will cycle thru the main folder called movies, and look inside each subfolder, then delete any folders called trailers. Here is structure sample
Movies\End Game\trailers\trailer.avi
I would like the trailers folders and its content (trailer.avi) to be deleted. Thanks in advance.
Question by:xzay1967
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Depends on version
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DELTREE


rmdir /s/q folder
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Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
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Try this.  Changed the cd line to your right base directory.  It then works down all directories under that looking for ones called trailers.  it then does an RD quietly of that and all subdirs of trailers.

At the moment it will show you on the screen what it will do.  remove the capital word ECHO to actually do it...


With log of what it is doing.. the line starting with lowercase echo you can remove or whatever, will just log what it does and if there were any errors.

@echo off
cd /d "c:\my-movies"
(for /f "tokens=*" %%d in ('dir /ad /b /s trailers') do (
  ECHO rd /s /q "%%~d"
  echo Deleting %%~d - Error %errorlevel%
)) > log.txt

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Without log:

@echo off
cd /d "c:\my-movies"
for /f "tokens=*" %%d in ('dir /ad /b /s trailers') do (
  ECHO rd /s /q "%%~d"

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