Find Files by File Name and Delete them Using Windows Batch Language.

Written by James McDonald

June 13, 2012

Find all files of a specific type in the current and descendant directories
Here I am looking for the highly annoying Dia .dia~ files

dir /b /s | findstr "dia~$" > dia_backup_list.txt

Delete the files using the list that was created by the above

for /F "delims=" %i in ( dia_backup_list.txt ) do @del "%i"


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