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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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.
 

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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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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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