I have a problem with find which are the folders not Accessed on my file server for a long time.

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-16

I have a problem with find which are the folders not Accessed on my file server for a long time.
Say i have 50 main folders under E drive.
Inside weach folder i have more than 6 GB data in each folder.I know that some folders are not being used at all from a long time.As i am running short of sopace i want find those folders and take a backup and delete them.So that i can restore when some one comes for it.

Is there any way to monitor folders for such tasks.
Auditing is there but for such huge data i think it will choke the logs and speed.

Question by:bsharath
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    you can use the search utility in windows....

    from the start menu, select search > files and folders
    then click on the all files and folders
    in the search filename box type *.*
    in the drive select the drive you want to search
    then select When was is modified
    then select specify date
    and you can enter in a date range, and select accessed date - this way you can search for folders that haven't been access for a long time...

    hope this helps,


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