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is there command similar to xcopy to move files older then some date to another folder, creating the same folder structure as in original folder.  
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Robocopy.
Its included with Vista/7 but you'll need the XP resource kit if you have XP.
The command would be "robocopy *source* *destination* /maxage:180 /move"
This would move all files and directories older than 180 days.
The command supports dates as well.
Just run "robocopy /???" for usage
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I would agree, most people would use ROBOCOPY for that task.  If you don't have a copy, it is included in the Robocopy GUI add on tool at this link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

In addition, there is another similar tool that claims to be more powerful, but it hasn't seemed to catch on quite as well:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx

Lastly, I use a third party tool called XXCOPY that is also very good at these types of things.  There is a free version for personal use.

http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

~bp
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