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Windows 7: bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

08 Jul 2014   #31
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Based on instruction in post 13 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

You confirming that you had done that in post 19 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

and then me highlighting that you should now be in g:\zip_rar_copy in post 20 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

Then yes... only files in that directory will have been affected but as i said earlier, having less files would be normal in the case of the .rar only having the file type you removed as you wouldn't have a .rar with nothing in it.

I also tested this mayself to confirm and it was the case, i have a .rar with a single .txt file inside, i removed the .txt file and the .rar disappeared.

Regards,
Jamie


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09 Jul 2014   #32
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Based on instruction in post 13 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

You confirming that you had done that in post 19 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

and then me highlighting that you should now be in g:\zip_rar_copy in post 20 - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

Then yes... only files in that directory will have been affected but as i said earlier, having less files would be normal in the case of the .rar only having the file type you removed as you wouldn't have a .rar with nothing in it.

I also tested this mayself to confirm and it was the case, i have a .rar with a single .txt file inside, i removed the .txt file and the .rar disappeared.

Regards,
Jamie
I am not sure if there are any zip/rar files that contain only *.txt files. but I doubt it because they are all pictures archive
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09 Jul 2014   #33
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

i finally figure out a better way

1st . let them extract all files automatically into each individual folders.
2nd - search for *.txt under the folder by windows search
3rd - delete all txt immediately
4th - zip them again

it's very automatic
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09 Jul 2014   #34
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You can put copies of all the .rar/.zip files in one folder, Select all>extract here. Use the folder sorting option and sort in to Types. Now you can find all the .txt or html files easily.
Problem with this is you'd have to re-compress all the remains back into separate files.
This is exactly what Gary said at post 16? - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

My aim was to remove the "zip them all up again" as that came across like a big job as you said you have loads of zip/rar files.

Forgive me if i'm wrong but your last post sounds a little sarcastic, i was only trying to help and as my video showed, it was working for me.

Glad you found a solution.

Regards,
Jamie
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09 Jul 2014   #35
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You can put copies of all the .rar/.zip files in one folder, Select all>extract here. Use the folder sorting option and sort in to Types. Now you can find all the .txt or html files easily.
Problem with this is you'd have to re-compress all the remains back into separate files.
This is exactly what Gary said at post 16? - bulk delete certain types of files in rar/zip archive

My aim was to remove the "zip them all up again" as that came across like a big job as you said you have loads of zip/rar files.

Forgive me if i'm wrong but your last post sounds a little sarcastic, i was only trying to help and as my video showed, it was working for me.

Glad you found a solution.

Regards,
Jamie

Sorry I ddin't never intend in any way to sarcastic you anything. I am actually not speaking Eng as my first language. Maybe you misunderstand me. I am only showing my concern about other precious files because you know, *.rar could mean ANY rar. It was just my concern. Thank you for your help from heart.
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09 Jul 2014   #36
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenny1999 View Post
Sorry I ddin't never intend in any way to sarcastic you anything. I am actually not speaking Eng as my first language. Maybe you misunderstand me. I am only showing my concern about other precious files because you know, *.rar could mean ANY rar. Thank you for your help from heart.
No worries, glad you managed to get want you aimed for with the files.

Regards,
Jamie
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09 Jul 2014   #37
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

now i've extracted all the zip/rar for hours and deleted all the txt files I don't want.

Another problem. How to archive each folder back to zip/rar files quickly? How to automatic the process?


OK PROBLEMS SOLVED. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT NOW. NO REPLY.
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09 Jul 2014   #38
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenny1999 View Post
now i've extracted all the zip/rar for hours and deleted all the txt files I don't want.

Another problem. How to archive each folder back to zip/rar files quickly? How to automatic the process?
To put each folder back into rar

1. Highlight all folders
2. Right click >> Add to archive
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3. Click the Files tab
4. Tick the line "Put each file into separate archive"
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5. Click OK

This will zip each folder up into a .rar file and call it the same name as the folder (i.e. Folder called "Testing" would make a .rar file called "Testing.rar")

Is that what you require?

Regards,
Jamie



EDIT:
Didn't see your message until finished posting this.


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09 Jul 2014   #39
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenny1999 View Post
now i've extracted all the zip/rar for hours and deleted all the txt files I don't want.

Another problem. How to archive each folder back to zip/rar files quickly? How to automatic the process?
To put each folder back into rar

1. Highlight all folders
2. Right click >> Add to archive
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3. Click the Files tab
4. Tick the line "Put each file into separate archive"
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5. Click OK

This will zip each folder up into a .rar file and call it the same name as the folder (i.e. Folder called "Testing" would make a .rar file called "Testing.rar")

Is that what you require?

Regards,
Jamie



EDIT:
Didn't see your message until finished posting this.
Sorry and thanks

A lot of programs are still very not user-friendly to general users, after many years of development.

I also learnt from this method that if there exists zip/rar files with the same file name as the folder, it will automatically add to the existing archives without asking whether to overwrite or not.
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09 Jul 2014   #40
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Whew! Good to hear you have like you want Kenny.
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