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I know that the below command is one way of deleting multiple files:

pushd %TEMP%



I was wondering if there was a (similar) way to EXPAND multiple files instead of having to use multiple lines etc and to save a little bit of time perhaps.

Thanks in advance,

Edited by Yzöwl
pushd location changed for safety's sake
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  • 2 weeks later...

WAIT I got it for you here.....

This will expand ALL cabbbed files in the archive then DELETE all cabbed files..

WARNING does take a loooooooooong a** time to expand a whole i386 dir. :P

Sorry does not show any progress bar or anything it just does its job.

(To use simply place in the same dir as the cabbed files and run, then sit and wait for a minute)

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Microsoft ® File Expansion Utility Version 5.2.3790.1830

Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Expands one or more compressed files.

EXPAND [-r] Source Destination

EXPAND -r Source [Destination]

EXPAND -D Source.cab [-F:Files]

EXPAND Source.cab -F:Files Destination

-r Rename expanded files.

-D Display list of files in source.

Source Source file specification. Wildcards may be used.

-F:Files Name of files to expand from a .CAB.

Destination Destination file | path specification.

Destination may be a directory.

If Source is multiple files and -r is not specified,

Destination must be a directory.

As you can see you can use wildcards. If you don't rename use a different folder.

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