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Windows Batch Script to Search Network Drive Directorys

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I need to run a script which will delete files/directorys within a subfolder structure only if certain directorys exist.  Then delete the files/directorys which are older that a)7 days.

Parent directory (p:\*fund*\) could be any directory name, for example:
p:\abc\letters\reject\
p:\def\letters\printed\
p:\ghi\letters\

So in above scenario, need to search the root directory (p:\*.*\letters\) for directorys called either reject or printed, then if exist delete the file contents of reject or printed if those files are > than 7 days old.

I've been investigating the CLI in XP and don't think the 'For' or 'If' combined with 'Forfiles' commands can do this.  Do I need to look at a more powerful scripting language?

Any help would be apprciated!!

Thanks in advance.
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This is probably possible, but fwiw I think windows batch is a really unintuitive and un-userfriendly scripting language.  I would look into autoIt or AHK for tasks like these, or even WSH (which can be used with both VB and Javascript, if you happen to know those).  All of these are easy to learn and much more powerful than windows batch.
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Jonah, that gives me something to work with which I wasn't aware existed so thanks for the lead!!!
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