Delete files with a specific string

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In my directory I have 1000's of files, however some files are not needed and they all have the string "Yes_" in their file names, is there an easy way to delete all files that contain this phrase in their name?
Ahmed Abdulla
Ahmed Abdulla on 17 Jan 2022
Wow this works and really simple. Thank you

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 17 Jan 2022
Try this:
% Specify the folder where the files live.
myFolder = pwd; % or wherever . . . 'C:\Users\yourUserName\Documents\My Pictures';
% Check to make sure that folder actually exists. Warn user if it doesn't.
if ~isfolder(myFolder)
errorMessage = sprintf('Error: The following folder does not exist:\n%s\nPlease specify a new folder.', myFolder);
myFolder = uigetdir(); % Ask for a new one.
if myFolder == 0
% User clicked Cancel
% Get a list of all files in the folder with the desired file name pattern.
filePattern = fullfile(myFolder, '*.*'); % Change to whatever pattern you need.
theFiles = dir(filePattern);
for k = 1 : length(theFiles)
baseFileName = theFiles(k).name;
fullFileName = fullfile(theFiles(k).folder, baseFileName);
fprintf(1, 'Now checking %s\n', fullFileName);
% Now do whatever you want with this file name,
% such as deleting it.
if contains(baseFileName, 'Yes_', 'IgnoreCase', true)
fprintf(1, ' Now deleting %s\n', fullFileName);
recycle on % Go to recycle bin
Adapted from the FAQ:

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