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Clear content tool for hard disk directories management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016126D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to delete only files into a directory and all its related sub-directories, in one shot, avoiding extra manipulations and errors, especially on Windows systems.

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Clear content tool for hard disk directories management

Disclosed is a method to delete only files into a directory and all its related sub-directories, in one shot, avoiding extra manipulations and errors, especially on Windows systems.

Problem statement:

     After some computational treatments, we are facing to a specific data structure including directories and files. In lot of case the data structure skeleton (only directories) as to be reused for further treatments and reuse. Today, to obtain an empty skeleton of one directory named Dir1, as shown in the following example, multiple
actions have to be performed manually :

SDir 1

SDir 2

SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2

SSDir 3

Dir 1

File 1

teleDe Delete

tSelec tSelec Files Files

Files Files

File 1.1 File 1.2 File 1.3

File 1.4

File 1.1

File 1.2 File 1.3

File 1.4

File 2.1

tlecSe Select Files Files

teleDe Delete Files Files

File 2.1

FILE 1 FILE 2 FILE 3

teleDe Delete

tlecSe tcSele Files Files

Files Files

     If you do this, you will have to perform the selection of all files available into the directory and its sub-directories, manually delete files contained in the data structure, and more specific operating , made empty the "Recycle Bin". The risk of manipulation errors, deleting sub-directories, for example, instead of files, is

FILE 1 FILE 2 FILE 3

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important. And the action is tedious and repetitive.

Method description:

     This method allows user to have a ra...