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delete files through a batch process based on access time

Posted on 2004-04-13
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I want to set up a script in windows 2k, to scan certian dir and file extensions based on their last access time (say a week ago). I know how to do this on unix machine. I am wondering if any one can help on this.
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Download ForFiles.EXE from the windows 2000 Resource Kit Here
http://www.dynawell.com/reskit/microsoft/win2000/forfiles.zip

Download to your WINNT Directory !

Info on basic setup and functionality:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/forfiles.asp

Then open NOTEPAD and copy this text:
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@Echo OFF
Echo Deleting files older than 7 days in the specified directory !
Echo ...........................................................
Echo Are you ready to begin file deletion ?
Pause
forfiles -pc:\TestFolder -s -d-7-c"cmd /c del ""@FILE"" /Q /F"
Echo You have successfully deleted the specified files in your directory !
Pause
Exit
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Save As....filedel.bat in your C:/Drive
and then Run from Command Line:    %SystemDrive%/filedel.bat

I created an example based on
DRIVE                         = C:
Folder Name               = TestFolder
Search Subdirectories  = -s
Date Range                 = -7
Command                   = -c"cmd /c del "
Variable                      = @FILE
Switches                     = /Q quiet , F/ force

Have fun
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Glad it all worked out !

Take Care
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