Delete original files of search results

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Leonard, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Leonard

    Leonard Guest

    All I want is this. I have a folder (D:\project\rsa with subfolders)
    containing some .cpp files. Under XP, I can search '*.cpp' in explorer and
    delete the results. In this way all .cpp files in the folder (D:\project\rsa)
    are deleted. Under Vista however, it seems that Vista makes a copy of the
    ..cpp files into a search folder. Delete the .cpp files in the search folder
    does not delete the original files in D:\project\rsa. How can I remove the
    search results (.cpp files) in the original folder(D:\project\rsa)?
     
    Leonard, Nov 9, 2007
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  2. Hmm, doing this should delete the original files - I just tried searching
    for *.cpp files on my machine, selecting one or multiple files and then
    hitting delete and they got deleted. The files were gone immediately but it
    took a little for the indexer to catch up so they still appeared in searches
    for a a few seconds.

    Is that not the behavior you are seeing?
     
    Dave Wood [MS], Nov 9, 2007
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  3. Leonard

    Leonard Guest

    You're right, but I have to press F5 (refresh) to see these files disappear.
     
    Leonard, Nov 10, 2007
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