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How to delete files based on their age in day

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How can I use a batch file to delete files based on creation date in days
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Thanks for you help
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You can do this with a vbscript like the one from this article:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/nov06/hey1117.mspx

Doing it in batch is difficult, as math with dates is problematic.  There is the Forfiles utility, but it only works on modified date, not creation date.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753551.aspx
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