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To clean up a project I need to find all (sub)folders named palette-library starting from the current location of a batch script file and then delete all its contents except for a folder called penstyle-opacity textures and a file called penstyle-opacity.plt. I use Windows 7.

I Googled a lot but so far I only found snippets that can either search, find and delete all the contents of a folder or delete all except the specific file from a pre-defined location. However, I can't manage to put the two together.

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Maybe not the most elegant way, but you can first archive files by mask, then erase your file tree, and then unpack archive with paths.

For example:

7z a -r my_archive penstyle-opacity.plt

or:

7z a -r my_archive "palette-library\penstyle-opacity textures\penstyle-opacity.plt"

Try and choose what fits you better.

  • Thank you! Isolating the two files that I want to keep first is a great idea, but unfortunately that is only part of the solution. I still need the other steps to be automated as well... – FerdinandCreanimo Sep 21 '15 at 9:11

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