Script to delete files

Hey experts,

  I need a windows shell script to make a loop on files in a folder (around 1/2 a million files); and delete files that have their date created older than a certain date (1/1/2006 for example)

I mainly need help on the for & if syntax and on the checking for the date; many thanks in advance
LVL 3
mte01Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

johnny_the_knifeCommented:
Give this a crack.

Obviusly, you should test it before you use it!

Just set the deletionDate variable and adjust the folder as required.
'
' Script to delete all files in a folder beyond a certain date
'
Dim deletionDate
Dim fso
Dim oFile
Dim oFolder
 
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolder = fso.GetFolder("c:\temp")
 
deletionDate = "2007-06-10" 'yyyy-mm-dd
 
 
For Each oFile in oFolder.Files
    If DateDiff("d", oFile.DateCreated, deletionDate) > 0 Then
        ' File exceeds the date selected, delete it
        fso.DeleteFile oFile, True ' Delete it even if it is read only!
    End If
Next
 
Set oFolder = Nothing
Set oFile = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
mte01Author Commented:
>>johnny_the_knife

Thanks a lot! I'll be trying it now..
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Batch

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.