Solved How to delete 100's of JSON files from 100's of folders at once?

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Brandon Byrnes

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Jan 3, 2017
I just downloaded my whole Google Photos archive, which included probably 300 folders, some folders with only 1 photo in it, and every folder contains a JSON file for every jpg. How do I delete these JSON files from all the folders without having to actually go into every folder and selecting them to delete, because that will take HOURS? I am running Windows 10 Pro. Oh and I'm pretty sure there is about 7,000 jpg's so that means about 7000 JSON files.


Escaped Mental Patient
Support Team
Jul 22, 2016
1. Uncompressed the file that was downloaded
2. Select the directory that they files are in
3. Do a search for the JSON files
4. Once the search is complete (may take a while) select the files and delete


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Oct 8, 2017
Yeppoon, QLD, Australia.
start a command prompt and change the directory to the folder containing that photo archive.
then type del *.json /s
that will find and delete all files with a json extension from all subdirectories.
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