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 How to delete many small files much faster on  Windows 7 ?

Example:
310,000 Files
Total Size 4,7 GB
Multi-HDD
File Size: 500 B to 19 KB


17:00 - 21:20 Still not deleted, wait or abort task?
Consumption of RAM 12GB
SHIFT + DEL
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Re: How to delete many small files much faster on Windows 7 ?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 12:22:52 AM »
I regularly use EVERYTHING (https://www.voidtools.com/)

You can search one's HD/SSD for things that have these files have in common. E.g. a combination of extension ".mp3" and that contain (the characters) "work". One can sort those files on directory & size. I once deleted some 5000 files that were in total 400 MB in size. It worked much faster than the deleting process in Explorer.

The program found the files on my fixed HD and the USB drive (i have attached from time to time) and puts them all in one list.

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Re: How to delete many small files much faster on Windows 7 ?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 05:27:17 AM »
Willy 2 

1. mp3 are not very small files!
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File Size: 500 B to 19 KB
2. 5000 files (this is not - much) as compared to
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310,000 files
:angry:

3. You delete 1 folder or 1000000 or more different subfolders and how many partitions and how many multiple HDD?

Next time, please check it out and stop writing nonsense that it works fast!
 :angry:

Very small files (1 B .. 1 MB etc.) Slowest copying and deleting
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Small (e.g. MP3), medium and large files (faster copying, and deleting)

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It worked much faster than the deleting process in Explorer.
I do not use Windows Explorer to find and delete files.
Everything I rarely use because it is very slow scans disks!
I use a different, more rapid file search tool (uses only RAM, Without building base)

Everything
- a good tool for previewing files (Large Thumbnail)



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