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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I want to search and delete EVERY Thumbs.db on my computer. Is that possible? cuz' I've found the FileFindFirstFile & FileFindNextFile, But is that possible to let me make search the whole computer?

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I want to search and delete EVERY Thumbs.db on my computer. Is that possible? cuz' I've found the FileFindFirstFile & FileFindNextFile, But is that possible to let me make search the whole computer?

the functionality you want is commonly called a (big word warning) recursive function.

take a look at any of the dos functions that support a "/s" switch.

I've written a few similar utils, you can either process these individually, or use them to create a listing that you can then (another big word) iterate through.

The wisdom/usefullness of wasting your time messing around with a bunch of inconsequential files that the os creates by default, and will recreate unless you jump through hoops, we will ignore.


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Warning,

Look at the RecFileListToArray UDF in my sig. It will let you list all the files on a drive matching a defined mask into an array. You can then loop through that array to delete the files. :)

You will have to run it on each drive in turn, but that is what DriveGetDrive is for! ;)

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

For things like this, wouldn't you just use the command interpreter?

RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c del thumbs.db /s" )

:)

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For things like this, wouldn't you just use the command interpreter?

RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c del thumbs.db /s" )

:)

That's what I was going to suggest myself. I hate reinventing the wheel when I don't have to. ;)

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

That's what I was going to suggest myself. I hate reinventing the wheel when I don't have to. :)

Some one might get here from google by typing in "Find files in whole computer", so in case some one does, the code will be right here

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Dim $FolderName = @ScriptDir
Dim $FileCount = 0

ScanFolder($FolderName)

MsgBox(0,"Done","Folder Scan Complete.  Scanned " & $FileCount & " Files")

Func ScanFolder($SourceFolder)
    Local $Search
    Local $File
    Local $FileAttributes
    Local $FullFilePath

    $Search = FileFindFirstFile($SourceFolder & "\*.*")

    While 1
        If $Search = -1 Then
            ExitLoop
        EndIf

        $File = FileFindNextFile($Search)
        If @error Then ExitLoop

        $FullFilePath = $SourceFolder & "\" & $File
        $FileAttributes = FileGetAttrib($FullFilePath)

        If StringInStr($FileAttributes,"D") Then
            ScanFolder($FullFilePath)
        Else
            LogFile($FullFilePath)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    FileClose($Search)
EndFunc

Func LogFile($FileName)
    $FileCount += 1
    ToolTip($FileName,0,0)
EndFunc

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

This is the fastest search code I known to search for files and folders.

#include <Array.au3>
$bench = TimerInit()
$Array = FLwStr('c:\', '(?i)\bthumbs\.db\z', True, 1)
ConsoleWrite("Benchmark: " & Round(TimerDiff($bench) / 1000, 4) &  " ms" & @CRLF)
_ArrayDisplay($Array)

; #FUNCTION# ======================================================================================
; Name ..........: FLwStr()
; Description ...: Findet Dateien und/oder Ordner in einem Verzeichnisbaum
; Syntax ........: FLwStr($sSD, Const[ $sPat = '', Const[ $iF = 3]])
; Parameters ....: $sSD           - Suchort (mehrere Suchorte durch | trennen)
;                 Const $sPat    - [optional] regulärer Ausdruck für zu findende Datei/Ordnernamen (default:'')
;                  Const $iF      - [optional] 1=nur Dateien, 2=nur Ordner, 3=Dateien+Ordner (default:3)
;                  Const $iSSFlag - [optional] 0=Rückgabearray mit Anzahl Elemente in $Array0, 2=Rückgabearray ohne Anzahl Elemente
; Return values .: Success - Return Array with Matches with $Array[0] = Count
;                  Failure - Return "" and set @error
; Author ........: AspirinJunkie
; Remarks .......: Funktionsweise ist iterativ - nicht rekursiv
; Example .......: Yes
;                  #include <Array.au3>
;                  $aTmp = FLwStr(@WindowsDir & '|' & @ProgramFilesDir, "^Temp$", 2)
;                  _ArrayDisplay($aTmp)
; =================================================================================================
Func FLwStr($sSD, Const $sPat = '', Const $iF = 3, Const $iSSFlag = 0)
    ;by AspirinJunkie
    Local $sRet = "", $sSubD = ""
    For $i In StringSplit($sSD, '|', 2)
        If StringRight($i, 1) = '\' Then $i = StringTrimRight($i, 1)
        If Not FileExists($i) Then Return SetError(2, 0, "")
        $sSubD &= '|' & $i
    Next
    Local $FFFF, $FFNF, $sDir, $iC
    Local $aD, $hDLL = DllOpen('kernel32.dll')
    If Not ($iF = 3 Or $iF = 1 Or $iF = 2) Then Return SetError(3, 0, "")
    Do
        $iC = StringInStr($sSubD, '|', 2, -1)
        If @error Or $iC = 0 Then ExitLoop
        $iC = StringLen($sSubD) - $iC
        $sDir = StringRight($sSubD, $iC)
        $sSubD = StringTrimRight($sSubD, $iC + 1)
        $FFFF = FileFindFirstFile($sDir & '\*')
        If $FFFF <> -1 Then
            Do
                $FFNF = FileFindNextFile($FFFF)
                If @error Then ExitLoop
                If @extended Then
                    If BitAND(StringRegExp($FFNF, $sPat) * 2, $iF) Then $sRet &= $sDir & '\' & $FFNF & '\|'
                    $aD = DllCall($hDLL, 'dword', 'GetFileAttributesW', 'wstr', $sDir & '\' & $FFNF)
                    If @error Or BitAND($aD[0], 0x400) Then ContinueLoop
                    $sSubD &= '|' & $sDir & '\' & $FFNF
                ElseIf BitAND(StringRegExp($FFNF, $sPat), $iF) Then
                    $sRet &= $sDir & '\' & $FFNF & '|'
                EndIf
            Until 0
            FileClose($FFFF)
        EndIf
    Until 0
    DllClose($hDLL)
    If $sRet = "" Then Return SetError(4, 0, 0)
    Return StringSplit(StringTrimRight($sRet, 1), '|', $iSSFlag)
EndFunc   ;==>FLwStr

You can use the array to delete your files afterwards.

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

For things like this, wouldn't you just use the command interpreter?

RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c del thumbs.db /s" )

:)

there a way to make it delete everything with a certain file extension? ie.

RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c del *.db /s" )

EDIT: What do you know... that works lol

any way to log what was deleted?

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any way to log what was deleted?

RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c del *.db /s /q > Log.txt&&start log.txt" )

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