Solved

How to find files by specific date

Posted on 2010-11-16
4
3,197 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10


Question: This should be simple, but I do not know how to do it.  How do I get a list of files on SBS2003 that have been created after a specific date.  I then want to take that list and copy these files to our new file server.
0
Comment
Question by:jonelr70115
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Daly
ID: 34150717
This can be done using microsoft's robocopy utility. You will want to use the /minage switch.

More description can be found here
http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
0
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Joseph Daly
Joseph Daly earned 100 total points
ID: 34150727
Actually I was alittle backwards in my post. You want to use the /maxage switch. This way you will only copy files newer than the date you specify.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
lmoore101 earned 150 total points
ID: 34150777
The built in Windows search can do this.  Start>Search
Enter the file name or *.* for all files
Choose the "Look in path"
Click "When was it modified?"
Click "Specify dates" and enter the date range
Click "More advanced options"
Make sure to check Search system folder and hidden files if necessary.
Click "Search subfolders
Click "Search"

This should list all files that were created in the range you selected.  The files could then be copied to another folder or server.

If you wanted to script the file/folder copy use robocopy.exe.
robocopy.exe source destination /s /z /r:1 /w:5 /maxage:n
n can equal # of days "90" or n can equal a specific date entered as YYYYMMDD

Good luck!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jonelr70115
ID: 34156280
Both solutions will work, but the built-in Windows search is the simpler of the two choices for what I want to do.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question