Thursday, July 31, 2008

Delete SVN Folders Windows Vista

In Windows XP there was no issue deleting SVN folders. I could just search for "SVN" in the directory and end up with a recursive list of SVN folders which I could delete through the Search interface. It doesn't work in Vista. Search and Delete works for other files, but for some reason those SVN files elude deletion. I can go to a directory directly and delete an SVN folder, but in the Search window nothing happens!

I found this which does work...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Delete SVN Folders"

@="cmd.exe /c \"TITLE Removing SVN Folders in %1 && COLOR 9A && FOR /r \"%1\" %%f IN (.svn _svn) DO RD /s /q \"%%f\" \""

Copy the text and paste it into a text file called 'svn.reg'. Save the file and open it to add these keys to your registry. Then all you have to do is right-click on the folder and choose "Delete SVN Folders". It's even easier than the Search and Delete method :)

Here's a Delete PDB files shell:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Delete PDB Files"

@="cmd.exe /c \"TITLE Removing PDB Files in %1 && COLOR 9A && FOR /r \"%1\" %%f IN (*.pdb) DO DEL /s /q \"%%f\" \""


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just select advanced options in the search widget and select "Search hidden files and folders"

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