Create a Batch File to Copy then Delete

I wanted to create a batch file where I would look at a particular folder see what files are older than 7 days and to move not copy those files to a different location.  If a move is not possible then a copy and delete batch file would work as well.  The 7 days would be based off the system clock so we would need to worry about leap years or what not.  Any assistance on this would be appreciated.
mekkattiljjAsked:
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oBdACommented:
You only need robocopy to do that (see download below, Vista or later has it by default); one of the best copy tools ever.
Some remarks:
- robocopy will *by* *default* only copy files that aren't in the target already.
- You might want to set /r (retry) and /w (wait) to something more useful in a LAN, like /r:2 /w:1.
- use /copyall to copy NTFS permissions as well.
- Check robocopy.doc in the ResKit installation folder (to run it, you actually only need robocopy.exe), it's a very useful documentation.
- You can safely use /nfl (no file list) and /ndl (no directory list) to reduce the log file size; errors will still be logged.
- Use /np if you're logging to a text file, otherwise the log will be filled with control characters.

In your case, you need the /mov (or /move if you want to move the folders as well), as well as /minage:7
robocopy "S:\ource\folder" "T:\arget\folder" *.* /mov /minage:7 /r:2 /w:1

Note especially the /L argument; this will simulate a run and tell you which files would be moved, without actually doing anything.

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

GUI wrappers are available, too:
RoboCopy GUI 1.0.0.24
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/RoboCopy-GUI.shtml

Utility Spotlight Robocopy GUI
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx
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HyperBPPCommented:
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mekkattiljjAuthor Commented:
odba:
So the following is my command:
echo move stated at %date% %time%
robocopy "D:\JoJo Stuff\Scans" D:\test *.* /mov /minage:7 /r:2 /w:1
pause
This is the result:
 
c:\>echo move stated at Mon 04/12/2010 15:51:34.69
move stated at Mon 04/12/2010 15:51:34.69
c:\>robocopy "D:\JoJo Stuff\Scans" D:\test *.* /mov /minage:7 /r:2 /w:1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows     ::     Version XP010
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Started : Mon Apr 12 15:51:34 2010
   Source : D:\JoJo Stuff\Scans\
     Dest : D:\test\
    Files : *.*
  Options : *.* /COPY:DAT /MOV /MINAGE:7 /R:2 /W:1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           0    D:\JoJo Stuff\Scans\
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
     Dirs :         1         0         1         0         0         0
    Files :         0         0         0         0         0         0
    Bytes :         0         0         0         0         0         0
    Times :   0:00:00   0:00:00                       0:00:00   0:00:00
    Ended : Mon Apr 12 15:51:34 2010
c:\>pause

How can I find out why it would be skipping that directory?
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mekkattiljjAuthor Commented:
I should probably state that all data within the "scans" folder are folder themselves.  Within the folders are scans that may or maynot be older than 7 days.  So how would I get that specific?
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oBdACommented:
Because one folder (the target folder itself) already existed in the target folder. Skipped files in robocopy are harmless, it just means that there was no need to copy/move a file or folder.
Only failed or mismatched files are indicators of problems.
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mekkattiljjAuthor Commented:
Nevermind, I got it I had to add the switch /s but I do get a 1 skipped is there a way to get a reason why it was skipped?
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oBdACommented:
As I said: "skipped" means the file/folder already existed in the same version/with the same name in the target folder.
"Skipped"does NOT mean "Failed".
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mekkattiljjAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I put most of that in before you replied...either way thanks a whole bunch.
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