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Identifying old data

We are currently planning a large file server migration. Many of our file servers are very old and contain shares with data that hasn't been modifed in years (old departments and users etc), in this case we would like to consider not migrating the data or perhaps archiving or even deleting it. I need a tool, script or process for identifying shares (or folders) which contain data that hasn't been modified in a specified amount of time.

If the tool could be run against a server and generate some kind of report it would be most helpful.

These servers are frequently backed up so the tool would need to work with modified date rather than accessed date.
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smartsidCommented:
Are you looking for any tools to generate such report or any VB script which will do same work will work ?
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B12BLIBCommented:
Treesize pro trial should help you out.
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SoftDesignServicesAuthor Commented:
Either, however a tool/app might be preferable though. Something that could generate a report with last the last modified date of the most recent file. Size of folder, number of files etc.. would be great.
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SoftDesignServicesAuthor Commented:
Treesize is almost there however in the case of user folders for example there are thousands and i would have to click on each one to find if it had been modifed recently or not.

It would be nice to point it to g:\users for example and for it give me a list of folders not modifed in 2 years and/or a list of current ones.
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B12BLIBCommented:
Treesize Pro does just that... It shows which directories hold most data, last date accessed or modified, size, last accessed by etc etc. You can export findings to various file formats etc.
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SoftDesignServicesAuthor Commented:
Thanks. When you export to excel with only the tree you expand and then you can use excel to sort etc... Cheers, funny it turned out to be a tool i already had installed.
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B12BLIBCommented:
Not a problem. Used the same solution various times. Though I thought I was able to sort date within Treesize :) (Depending on amount of data. No interest in crashing the session)

Good luck!
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