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I'd like to do a ... delete *.dll from a folder, but preview it to make sure there aren't actually any folder names I have forgotten are there that I would actually want to keep. Other possiblities: *svn* or *ReSharper*

Is there a program that will let me preview and do a wildcard delete? preferably with a friendly UI.

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dir *.dll /S
del *.dll /S

If you really want to be careful:

del *.dll /S /P

Why bother with a UI?

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+1 for the built in OS functionality – ChrisF Mar 22 '11 at 16:42
@ChrisF - deja vu! – Hyppy Mar 22 '11 at 16:43
I get annoyed when people suggest 3rd party tools that do what the OS can do, so I'm happy when people point out what the OS can already do for them. – ChrisF Mar 22 '11 at 16:51

Recently found out, you can just do the wildcard search in windows explorer and then select all... ctrl clicking things you don't want to delete and delete that way.

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To add to Hyppy's answer, which I agree with, I thought I would mention delen.exe, which I find very handy when I want to all delete but one (or more) files.

It also has a switch (/N), which executes the command without actually doing anything, which is useful for testing.

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